Ten-year sentence for New Orleans’ Nagin on graft charges 7/9/2014
Bourbon Street. The French Quarter. Mardi Gras. And corruption.
Democratic ex-Mayor Ray Nagin, who led the city during Hurricane Katrina and its troubled aftermath, will serve 10 years in prison for taking bribes, a federal court announced Wednesday.
But the former cable TV executive is just the latest in a long line of public officials to be prosecuted in Louisiana, often listed as among America’s most corrupt states.