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By David Keene
Conference showed that the values Reagan cherished still endure
Topic - Ray Nagin
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.
Jury finds ex-New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin guilty of corruption, taking bribes while in office.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Prosecutors in the federal corruption trial of former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin presented the jury on Tuesday with testimony and email evidence that Nagin pressured a national retail giant to do business with his family.
A former investment banker serving a 14-year prison sentence for a New Jersey fraud scheme testified Monday that he helped arrange and disguise a $50,000 bribe to former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin.