Don’t let the jail door hit you on the way in…

Via Fox News.

A jury convicted former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin Wednesday on 20 of 21 federal corruption counts, including bribery, marking a stunning fall for the feisty official who gained a national profile following Hurricane Katrina.

The 57-year-old Democrat, who led his city through the aftermath of the 2005 storm, was found guilty of charges that he accepted bribes, free trips and other gratuities from contractors in exchange for helping them secure millions of dollars in city work while he was in office.

He will remain free on bond while he awaits sentencing. Each of the charges carries a sentence from three to 20 years, but how long he would serve was unclear and will depend on a pre-sentence investigation and various sentencing guidelines. No sentencing date was set…
Nagin, who left office in 2010 after eight years, was indicted in January 2013 on charges he accepted hundreds of thousands of dollars in bribes and truckloads of free granite for his family business in exchange for promoting the interests of local businessman Frank Fradella.

He also was charged with accepting thousands of dollars in in payoffs from another businessman, Rodney Williams, for his help in securing city contracts.

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  1. Shifra says:

    Don’t worry, Ray: Your buddy Holder will get you off the hook. Your were probably convicted by an all-white jury, right? Or maybe Barack will state that the jury “acted stupidly.”

  2. hbmuzik says:

    Yeah, “Mr. Mayor” — You had a municipal malfunction, that’s all!!!

  3. Kitten says:

    Karma bites back!

  4. SoCalGal says:

    Yay! And a Democrat too.

  5. SheVee says:

    Looks like Nagin’s crying in that picture… does he cry chocolate tears?

  6. Alain41 says:

    Speaking of corruption, 85 years ago, Feb. 14, 1929, was the St. Valentine’s Day Massacre. The South Side Italian gang led by Al Capone used Thompson submachine guns and shotguns to murder 7 members of the North Side Irish gang led by Bugs Moran.

  7. Alain41 says:

    And in injustice news, one of Tammy’s favorite subjects, the Death Penalty, this time in India. 7 people were imprisoned in 1991 for the murder of India Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi. They have been been on Death Row since 1998. The India Supreme Court overturned the death penalty law this week. And now the local gov’t where the 7 are in prison (and which is sympathetic to them/their cause) has announced that they will release the prisoners because being on death row since 1998 was inhumane treatment.

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