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10-year sentence for ex-New Orleans Mayor Nagin

By The Associated Press

This article was published July 9, 2014 at 10:22 a.m.

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Former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin is surrounded by media as he arrives for his sentencing hearing Wednesday, July 9, 2014, in New Orleans. Nagin was sentenced to 10 years in prison on Wednesday for his conviction on bribery, money laundering and other corruption charges.

NEW ORLEANS — Former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin has been sentenced to 10 years in prison for his conviction on bribery, money laundering and other corruption charges. Prosecutors said the actions for which he was convicted spanned his two terms as mayor, including the chaotic years after Hurricane Katrina hit in 2005.

U.S. District Judge Helen Berrigan handed down the sentence Wednesday morning.

Nagin was convicted Feb. 12 of accepting hundreds of thousands of dollars from businessmen who wanted work from the city or Nagin's support for various projects. The bribes came in the form of money, free vacation trips and truckloads of free granite for his family business.

The 58-year-old Democrat had denied any wrongdoing after his 2013 indictment and during his February trial.

Read tomorrow's Arkansas Democrat-Gazette for full details.

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Dontcallmenames says... July 9, 2014 at 11:30 a.m.

The Dumbocrats will re-elect him after he has served his sentence.

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GiveUsLiberty says... July 9, 2014 at 11:38 a.m.

The sentence is not long enough for this crook!

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HalALouyah says... July 9, 2014 at 12:22 p.m.

His prison name will be Katrina

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