A jury convicted former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin Wednesday on 20 of 21 federal corruption counts, including bribery, marking a stunning fall for the feisty official who gained a national profile following Hurricane Katrina.
The 57-year-old Democrat, who led his city through the aftermath of the 2005 storm, was found guilty of 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.
He will remain free on bond while he awaits sentencing. Each of the charges carries a sentence from three to 20 years, but how long he would serve was unclear and will depend on a pre-sentence investigation and various sentencing guidelines. No sentencing date was set.
In in honor of Former Mayor Nagin we have a musical interlude:
Nagin was using the term as a black supremacist, Clinton was using it as inclusion and about peaceful means of getting blacks into politics:
Sadly Clinton (who is well known for having a multi-racial multi-cultural band) didn’t see how bad his vision was.
Let’s hope Nagin get’s the bulk of those 400 years!