Former New Orleans mayor Nagin charged with bribery, fraud
January 18th, 2013
02:43 PM ET

Former New Orleans mayor Nagin charged with bribery, fraud

Former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin, who captured the drama of Hurricane Katrina in 2005 with an "SOS" call to the nation, was indicted Friday on 21 federal corruption charges, including bribery, money laundering, fraud and filing false tax returns.

Nagin (pictured) allegedly defrauded the city through "a bribery and kickback scheme" in which he received checks, cash, wire transfers, personal services and free travel from businessmen seeking contracts and favorable treatment from the city, the 25-page federal indictment says.

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soundoff (45 Responses)
  1. the prophet

    sounds more grand Larceny...

    January 21, 2013 at 11:32 am | Report abuse | Reply
  2. the prophet

    Evil can not eradicated from man kind it doesn't matter their qualification, mankind is not free form temptations

    January 21, 2013 at 11:34 am | Report abuse | Reply
  3. the prophet

    @benasy hi how are you my sister

    January 21, 2013 at 11:36 am | Report abuse | Reply
  4. Mary

    @prophet, Strange, how do you make your name a lighter shade of blue?

    January 22, 2013 at 3:48 am | Report abuse | Reply
  5. Cindy

    Oh well

    January 22, 2013 at 3:20 pm | Report abuse | Reply
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