A federal grand jury charged former Mayor Ray Nagin Friday with 21 counts including bribery, conspiracy to deprive citizens of honest services, money laundering, wire fraud and filing false tax returns, alleging that while in office, Nagin took cash bribes and gifts from two city contractors. Nagin´s long-expected indictment arrived more than two and a half years after he left City Hall and relocated to the Dallas area. Two businessmen, Frank Fradella and Rodney Williams, have both pleaded guilty to paying bribes to the mayor — who was listed in earlier court documents as "Public Official A" — in exchange for
Chocolate-town! Remember that bs? Crook! Liar! Thief! George Bush was right! Vindication! Katrina was Nagin´s fault, and that inept Governor, not GW´s...the corrupt enemedia LIED through their teeth, along with all the dimwit demoRATS! Vindication! Put this crook in the slammer forever! Bye bye Chocolatetown, hello bend over and get it in the ***-town! LMAO!
All these crooked black mayors were endorsed by their local papers over and over again. Detroit Free Press endorsed Kwayme twice even though a blind man could see he was totally corrupt. Now Detroit is spending many millions to "bring him to justice" again. He was fined 850K at his last conviction and ordered to pay $500 per month. That means he will be 193 years old at his last payment and the purchasing power of the dollar will be less than a penny. Some justice.
I believe Mr Nagin´s family "relocated to the Dallas area" somewhere around mid-2005.
Oh, and the word "Democrat" appears nowhere in the article. Congrats to the NOLA paper for their strict adherence to the AP Style Manual which prohibits identification of Democrat party miscreants (although any connection, albeit slight, to a Republican, conservative or Bible-believing Christian must be prominently noted).
Well,isn´t this interesting.Our sheriff just got re-elected despite the fact that he has a 50 count indictment against him.Our school board was so contentious and inept that the all schools in our county lost their accreditation.Welocme to my world. Clayton County,Georgia.Sheriff Victor Hill.
New Orleanians have been waiting for this day for a long, long time. Those who voted for him the first time did so because they believed him to be an honest business man. His second election was won dishonestly, by allowing people to vote by fax, etc. After Katrina, everyone who remained in New Orleans wanted him gone.
Buried is fact that ACORN´s headquarters and Wade Rathke were both located in NO. This was a coordinated Lieberal attack on GWB. The deaths in NO were due to Nagins failure to evacuate city-he was afraid he would lose his Base. Press covered for him. Stealing from the children. Now that he is gone they are learning in new Charter Schools that the union thugs are trying to kill.
Let see he is a far left liberal democrat from one of the most corrupt cities in the nation and you say he took bribes, WHAT A SURPRISE, I am astounded, what a surprise. The bigger surprise of course is that the propaganda media is reporting it; I mean he is a Democrat.
I wonder how much he made of the New Orleans free money government money run provided by his fellow corruptocrats in DC, the whole time telling us how bad it was in the 9th ward, even after refusing to evacuate the area and of course blame it on Bush.
Eric Holder (Head of the Cesspool) will not prosecute "his kind" remember, or maybe the incompetent will just bury it like the deportation of Obama´s aunt and uncle until quieter time to cover it up.
No party affiliation and in another story a disclaimer where they said this was in no way related to Katrina. Ummm yeah. Lessee here...He was corrupt before Katrina, after Katrina, but not during Katrina. Yup, got it prestitutes...
I haven´t seen a Black DemocRAT politician yet who was not corrupt, either Mayor, Governor or even pResident. It just seems to run in the genes. Plus no accounting for the corrupt mainstream media that always covers for them.
#18, while people in New Orleans were still searching for the bodies of their loved ones, while people were living in tents and moldy houses and bunking with friends and family (not even toxic trailers at that point), Nagin was in Dallas with his wife and children, buying a comfortable house for them to live in. That was before Thanksgiving, as I recall, when he then took his family for a vacation in a Sandals Resort while New Orleanians had very little to be thankful for.
Nobody knew that Nagin was solaking up the sun at the Sandals resort in Jamaica until I chanced upon an article in a Jamaican newspaper that noted his arrival. Nagin´s sponsor for that second of two trips turned out to be Greg Meffert of NetMethods (a city contractor, as I recall)--and it cost him around $6500. I expect that´s in the indictment too.
Welcome to the New Orleans cesspool. Home of the Bribe-ors, and the Bribe-ees. This has been going on in N.O. for over a century, so why didn´t the Feds go after this during the last 100 years? Was it because Katrina shed a spotlight that could not be bribed away? Or maybe Dubya´s on his horse now? Whatever it is, stay tuned, because thousands of roaches are probably running from the spotlight. Should be fun.
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