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Former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin was sentenced to 10 years in prison in July 2014 for bribery, money laundering, fraud and tax violations stemming from his two terms as New Orleans' mayor from 2002-2010. (Associated Press)

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In this Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014 photo, Former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin leaves federal court after his conviction in New Orleans. Nagin's steep descent from the days when he was seen as a fresh-faced reformer continues this week when he is sentenced in federal court on 20 criminal charges counts including bribery, money laundering and fraud on Wednesday, July 9. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

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Former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin walks to federal court in New Orleans Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014. A federal jury has convicted 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. Nagin 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 a local businessman. (AP Photo/The Times-Picayune, G. Andrew Boyd) MAGS OUT; NO SALES; USA TODAY OUT; THE BATON ROUGE ADVOCATE OUT

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Former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin leaves federal court with his wife Seletha, left, after his conviction in New Orleans, Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014. Nagin was convicted Wednesday 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, including right after Hurricane Katrina. The federal jury found Nagin guilty of 20 of 21 counts against him. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

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Former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin leaves federal court after his conviction in New Orleans, Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014. Nagin was convicted Wednesday 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, including right after Hurricane Katrina. The federal jury found Nagin guilty of 20 of 21 counts against him. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

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Former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin, center, leaves federal court with his lead attorney Robert Jenkins, second from center facing camera, as after his conviction in New Orleans, Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014. Nagin was convicted Wednesday 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, including right after Hurricane Katrina. The federal jury found Nagin guilty of 20 of 21 counts against him. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

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Federal prosecutors Matt Coman, left , and Richard Pickens, leave federal court after the conviction of former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin in New Orleans, Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014. Nagin was convicted Wednesday 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, including right after Hurricane Katrina. The federal jury found Nagin guilty of 20 of 21 counts against him. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

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Former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin leaves federal court with his wife Seletha, left, after his conviction in New Orleans, Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014. Nagin was convicted Wednesday 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, including right after Hurricane Katrina. The federal jury found Nagin guilty of 20 of 21 counts against him. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

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Former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin leaves federal court after his conviction in New Orleans, Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014. Nagin was convicted Wednesday 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, including right after Hurricane Katrina. The federal jury found Nagin guilty of 20 of 21 counts against him. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

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Former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin leaves federal court with his wife Seletha, left, after his conviction in New Orleans, Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014. Nagin was convicted Wednesday 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, including right after Hurricane Katrina. The federal jury found Nagin guilty of 20 of 21 counts against him. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

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FILE - In this Jan. 27, 2014, file photo, former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin arrives at the Hale Boggs Federal Building in New Orleans. On Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014, a federal jury convicted 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. (AP Photo/Jonathan Bachman, File)

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** FILE ** In this Jan. 27, 2014, file photo, former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin arrives at the Hale Boggs Federal Building in New Orleans. (AP Photo/Jonathan Bachman, File)

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FILE - In this Jan. 27, 2014, file photo, former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin arrives at the Hale Boggs Federal Building in New Orleans. Federal prosecutors on Monday, Feb. 10, summed up their case for convicting Nagin of corruption during his two terms as mayor. (AP Photo/Jonathan Bachman, File)

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** FILE ** In this Jan. 27, 2014, file photo, former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin arrives at the Hale Boggs Federal Building in New Orleans. (AP Photo/Jonathan Bachman, File)

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** FILE ** Former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin enters Federal Court in for jury selection and possible opening arguments for his corruption trial in New Orleans, Thursday, Jan. 30, 2014. Nagin is charged with accepting bribes, free trips and other gratuities from contractors in exchange for helping them secure millions of dollars in city work. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

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Former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin enters Federal Court in for jury selection and possible opening arguments for his corruption trial in New Orleans, Thursday, Jan. 30, 2014. Nagin is charged with accepting bribes, free trips and other gratuities from contractors in exchange for helping them secure millions of dollars in city work. The charges in his 21-count indictment, including bribery and wire fraud, are the product of a City Hall investigation that already has resulted in several convictions or guilty pleas by former Nagin associates. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

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Former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin enters Federal Court in for jury selection and possible opening arguments for his corruption trial in New Orleans, Thursday, Jan. 30, 2014. Nagin is charged with accepting bribes, free trips and other gratuities from contractors in exchange for helping them secure millions of dollars in city work. The charges in his 21-count indictment, including bribery and wire fraud, are the product of a City Hall investigation that already has resulted in several convictions or guilty pleas by former Nagin associates. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

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Former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin enters Federal Court in for jury selection and possible opening arguments for his corruption trial in New Orleans, Thursday, Jan. 30, 2014. Nagin is charged with accepting bribes, free trips and other gratuities from contractors in exchange for helping them secure millions of dollars in city work. The charges in his 21-count indictment, including bribery and wire fraud, are the product of a City Hall investigation that already has resulted in several convictions or guilty pleas by former Nagin associates. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

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** FILE ** Former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin enters Federal Court in for jury selection and possible opening arguments for his corruption trial in New Orleans, Thursday, Jan. 30, 2014. Nagin is charged with accepting bribes, free trips and other gratuities from contractors in exchange for helping them secure millions of dollars in city work. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

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Former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin enters Federal Court in for jury selection and possible opening arguments for his corruption trial in New Orleans, Thursday, Jan. 30, 2014. Nagin is charged with accepting bribes, free trips and other gratuities from contractors in exchange for helping them secure millions of dollars in city work. The charges in his 21-count indictment, including bribery and wire fraud, are the product of a City Hall investigation that already has resulted in several convictions or guilty pleas by former Nagin associates. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)