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Ex- New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin indicted

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    Ex- New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin indicted

    Probe into City Hall corruption has already netted guilty pleas by two former city officials and two businessmen.

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- Former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin has been indicted on 21 federal corruption charges including wire fraud, bribery and money laundering.

    The charges are the outgrowth of a City Hall corruption investigation that already has resulted in guilty pleas by two former city officials and two businessmen.

    The counts include wire fraud, bribery, money laundering, filing false tax returns and conspiracy.

    Nagin, a former cable television executive, was a political novice before being elected to his first term as mayor in 2002, buoyed by strong support from white voters.

    Hurricane Katrina in 2005 elevated Nagin to the national stage, where he gained a reputation for colorful and sometimes cringe-inducing rhetoric.

    During a radio interview broadcast in the storm's early aftermath, he angrily pleaded with federal officials to "get every doggone Greyhound bus line in the country and get their asses moving to New Orleans."

    In January 2006, he apologized for a Martin Luther King Day speech in which he predicted New Orleans would be a "chocolate city" and asserted that "God was mad at America."

    Strong support from black voters helped Nagin win re-election in 2006 despite widespread criticism of his post-Katrina leadership. But the glacial pace of rebuilding, a surge in violent crime and the budding City Hall corruption investigation chipped away at Nagin's popularity during his second term.

    Nagin could not seek a third consecutive term because of term limits. Mitch Landrieu, who ran against Nagin in 2006, succeeded him in 2010.

    Nagin has largely steered clear of the political arena since he left office. On his Twitter account, he describes his current occupations as author, public speaker and "green energy entrepreneur." He wrote a self-published memoir called "Katrina's Secrets: Storms After the Storm."

    Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

     
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    Re: Ex- New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin indicted

    Good. He is a putz of the worst kind.

     
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    Re: Ex- New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin indicted

    No surprise here. New Orleans and Louisiana have a long history of corruption going back to Huey P Long who was gunned down on the courthouse steps!

    They named a bridge after him!

     
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    Re: Ex- New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin indicted

    Good.  Next.

     
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    Re: Ex- New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin indicted

    Next:  The Landrieus.  But maybe not for a while.

     
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    Re: Ex- New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin indicted

    Louisiana may give us the next President, Bobby Jindal.

    And hopefully it will be where the Patriots hoist the Super Bowl trophy in 2 weeks.

     
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    Re: Ex- New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin indicted

    In response to ComingLiberalCrackup's comment:

    [QUOTE]

    Louisiana may give us the next President, Bobby Jindal.

    And hopefully it will be where the Patriots hoist the Super Bowl trophy in 2 weeks.

    [QUOTE]


    Can't hold a candle to Senator Rubio's intellect.  And you probably need someone with a Latino heritage more than from the sub-continent.  And by then, Gov. Haley will give Gov. Jindal a run for his money in that demographic.  Fun with seeding.

     

    Anyway, how many losers can you back?  That special perspective of being right near the action there in VA hasn't won too many bets.  Does molting here give one a clean slate?  Even that's turned out to be in vain.

     
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    Re: Ex- New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin indicted

    I noticed that in the AP story they forgot to mention that Nagin is a democrat. I'm sure that was just an oversight.

     
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    Re: Ex- New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin indicted

    3?  Indictments?

    Look to Massachusetts dems to see how corruption is done.  We have a parade of them going to el hoosgow.

     
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    Re: Ex- New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin indicted

    In response to StalkingButler's comment:

    I noticed that in the AP story they forgot to mention that Nagin is a democrat. I'm sure that was just an oversight.



    simple oversight.  I am sure whatthey meant to say is DEMOCRAT Ray Nagin, but simply forgot.  Journalism is hard for the stupid.

     
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    Re: Ex- New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin indicted

    Love Ray Nagin,,,is there a way to contribute to his defense fund??

     
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    Re: Ex- New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin indicted

    Nagin what an embarassment.  If you look over his house you can see US Attorney's circling overhead in chocolate helicopters.

     
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    Re: Ex- New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin indicted

    Bush did it.  Not only did he cause the hurricane, he moved all the buses out of the way too.

    Because Kanye West is the light of the world, Taylor Swift is a wh0re anyway, and if ya think he's wrong, just look at who's singing at halftime in 2 weeks.

     

    Nyah

     
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    Re: Ex- New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin indicted

    OMG.  Corruption in New Orleans.  How unexpected.

    Was Walmart involved?

     
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