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By John R. Bolton
Reality calls for attaching Gaza to Egypt and the West Bank to Jordan
Topic - Ray Nagin
Federal prosecutors are trying to seize more than $500,000 from former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin following his February conviction on corruption charges.
A New Orleans businessman, who said he tried to bribe former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin, and who pleaded guilty to bribing former Plaquemines Parish Sheriff Jiff Hingle in exchange for a contract, has been sentenced to 15 months in prison.
A bit player in the corruption scheme that snagged two New Orleans City Hall technology chiefs, and ultimately former Mayor Ray Nagin, was sentenced Thursday to four months in federal prison and five months of house arrest.
It was July 2002 and Ray Nagin, the newly elected mayor of New Orleans, was discussing his administration's crackdown on corruption in the city's automobile inspection and taxi permit programs.
Former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin, best remembered for his impassioned pleas for help after the levees broke during Hurricane Katrina, was convicted Wednesday of accepting bribes in exchange for helping businessmen secure millions of dollars in city work, including after the devastating storm.
The man who succeeded Ray Nagin as mayor of New Orleans says Nagin's conviction marks a "very sad day" for the people of the city.
A federal jury has convicted former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin on 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.
Jury finds ex-New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin guilty of corruption, taking bribes while in office.
Deliberations in the federal corruption case against former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin were delayed for a day Tuesday because of a juror's medical problem.
A jury deliberated the corruption case against former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin, the city's chief executive when Hurricane Katrina struck in 2005, for more than three hours Monday before breaking for the evening.
Federal corruption case against former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin goes to jury .
Former Mayor Ray Nagin ended two tense days on the witness stand Friday, insisting he has bribed nobody and struggling to justify expensive birthday, Valentine's Day, Mother's Day and wedding anniversary dinners that were charged to the city's credit card - benefits he paid no taxes on, and that, according to prosecutors, he took advantage of as the city struggled financially after Hurricane Katrina.
In sharp exchanges Thursday with a prosecutor in his corruption trial, former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin flatly denied seeking $60,000 from a contractor who had just been turned down for city business.
Former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin has testified that he was not told that a city vendor was financing a lavish Nagin family trip to Hawaii in 2004. Prosecutors are casting the trip as one of several bribes Nagin accepted during his time in office in exchange for giving out city contracts.
Federal prosecutors rested their corruption case Wednesday against former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin, leaving it to defense lawyers to counter five days of testimony from more than two dozen witnesses, including five who said they were involved in bribing Nagin.