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papz 01-19-2013 10:10 AM

Former N.O. Mayor Nagin indicted on 21 charges
 
New Orleans Former Mayor Ray Nagin, who was elected in 2002 on promises of rooting out perceived corruption at City Hall, was indicted Friday on 21 federal charges, including conspiracy, wire fraud, bribery, money laundering and filing false tax returns while in office.

The 25-page indictment alleges that during his tenure as mayor, Nagin used his position to accept payoffs, free trips and other benefits from city contractors in exchange for their receiving work. It also claims Nagin filed false tax returns between 2005 and 2008.

Nagin faces one count of conspiracy, one count of money laundering, four counts of filing false tax returns, six counts of bribery and nine counts of wire fraud, according to the indictment.

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