Ex-New Orleans Mayor Sentenced To 10 Years In Prison

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Stacy-Ann Ellis / July 9, 2014

This morning (July 9), former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin found out he’ll be spending the next 10 years in the slammer. According to USA Today, he received a ten year prison sentence after being convicted of bribery, money laundering and other corruption charges.

The sentence was handed down by U.S. District Judge Helen Berrigan, who convicted the ex-mayor on Feb 12, 2014. Nagin was convicted of accepting bribes from businessmen that came in the form of free vacations, money and free granite for his family business.

“Mr. Nagin’s crimes were motivated in part by a deeply misguided desire to provide for those closest to him,” Judge Berrigan said. According to the article, Nagin said that he would “trust in God that this would all work out.”

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