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Old 01-18-2013, 03:28 PM   #1
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Old 01-18-2013, 04:01 PM   #2
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Isn't he the "chocolate city" racist?
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Old 01-18-2013, 07:16 PM   #3
 
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A federal grand jury on Friday indicted former Mayor Ray Nagin with 21 counts of corruption, alleging that while in office, Nagin took cash bribes and gifts from three city contractors and used his power as mayor to leverage a granite installation contract from Home Depot as the retailer was building a store in Central City. Despite New Orleans' reputation for political shenanigans, Nagin is the first mayor in the city's history to be indicted by a grand jury on corruption charges.

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A breakdown of the alleged payments to Ray Nagin, and what he allegedly did for the men who provided them

A federal grand jury on Friday indicted former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin on 21 counts of corruption, alleging that while in office, Nagin took cash bribes and gifts from three city contractors and used his power as mayor to leverage a granite installation contract from Home Depot as the retailer was building a store in Central City. Despite New Orleans' reputation for political shenanigans, Nagin is the first mayor in the city's history to be indicted by a grand jury on corruption charges.


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With only days to go until he leaves office May 3 after his second term in office , New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin reflected on the events of the past eight years Friday, April 23, 2010. (Photo by Susan Poag, NOLA.com / the Times-Picayune)
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Here is a breakdown of the transfers between former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin and several businessmen, according to the indictment.
From Ray Nagin to Mark St. Pierre:

Signed executive order in June 2004 excluding technology contracts from city bidding rules, and subsequently signed contracts that allowed St. Pierre's Imagine Software to collect at least $7 million for technology work at City Hall.
From Mark St. Pierre to Ray Nagin:

Family trips to Hawaii and Jamaica in December 2004 and October 2005
Cell phone service for Nagin family members starting in 2005
Hosting of a campaign fundraiser in Chicago in June 2006 that resulted in direct and "concealed" contributions
From Ray Nagin to Frank Fradella:

A pledge to Home Solutions investors to "support Fradella's business interests" with the city
Signed a contract in March 2007 with a Home Solutions subsidiary worth $3 million for a construction contract at Louis Armstrong International Airport
Signed a second contract worth $1 million for additional airport work in July 2007
Signed a contract with the same Home Solutions subsidiary for French Quarter sidewalk repairs in October 2007
From Frank Fradella to Ray Nagin:

A $50,000 payoff, routed through Home Solutions of America board member Michael McGrath, in June 2008
At least two truckloads of free granite in June and August 2008 (value unknown)
After Nagin's departure from City Hall, nine payments of $12,500, totaling $112,500
A trip on a private jet to Chicago and Las Vegas, with businessman Aaron Bennett, in January 2007
From Ray Nagin to "Businessman A":

An agreement to waive delinquent tax and loan payments owed to the city; the indictment does not specify the amount
From "Businessman A" to Ray Nagin:

A trip to New York City in May 2006 for the Nagin family costing $23,500, including private jet travel and limo service
From Ray Nagin to Rodney Williams:

On paper, transferred a 4.5 percent interest in Stone Age to BRT Investments, a company set up by Williams
Awarded at least 22 professional services contracts to Three Fold Consultants, Williams' firm, starting in June 2008. In most cases, the indictment does not list the value of the contracts, although one deal for sidewalk repair was worth $1 million and another for lighting was worth up to $400,000.
From Rodney Williams to Ray Nagin:

Three $20,000 check payments in January 2008
One $10,000 cash payment, collected by Nagin's sons, in June 2009
A $2,500 check payment in June 2008

A breakdown of the alleged payments to Ray Nagin, and what he allegedly did for the men who provided them | NOLA.com

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Old 01-18-2013, 07:40 PM   #5
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Dam Shame I tought that only happen in CT
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Old 01-18-2013, 08:08 PM   #6
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WHAT!?!!?!
You are lying?

Nah, it cannot be true. I really think you are an awful person to say such a thing and get my hopes up high. That is cruel. What did I ever do to you.

Nagin, indicted. That would be the only bright, happy spot today in life . I hada tough Friday.
I have been waiting a long time for this to happen and you say something like this to tease me.
That is so wrong. If he were indicted, I would have something in the future to look forward to.
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Old 01-18-2013, 08:09 PM   #7
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Former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin indicted

from USA Today above and from NBC below

Former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin charged with Katrina-related corruption - U.S. News

and from NPR
Grand Jury Indicts Ray Nagin On Corruption Charges : The Two-Way : NPR

TimesPicayune reporting is one thing. National news places , I tend to believe more. It is true. It is true, so true.


Sweet Jesus, THANK YOU.
Thank You fate.
Thank You to the universe.

How how long will this thing take until he goes under, under?
How long to a speedy trial?
Can it be by next Thursday!!!!!!
Okok, well, how about by June.
Guilty!!!!!!
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Old 01-18-2013, 09:09 PM   #8
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No joking from me now. A serious post.
It is really a shame because he could have been so much more. He could have done so much good. He had a chance to rebuild a major US city from scratch.
What a waste was he.
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