Landrieu, Nagin’s successor, called Friday a “sad day” for the city.
“Today’s indictment of former Mayor Ray Nagin alleges serious violations of the public’s trust,” he said in a statement. “Public corruption cannot and will not be tolerated.”
Nagin’s indictment is another blemish on the reputation of the city, which has been plagued by decades of corruption.
“I was really disappointed in him,” said Norlita Parker Wells, a city employee. “I expected more from him. I think it’s funny only because when he was entering office he said he was going to run such a tight ship. What happened?”
Associated Press writers Danny Robbins in Dallas, Kevin McGill and Chevel Johnson contributed to this report.
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