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New Orleans contractor gets 2 years in prison for alleged kickback scheme that shook Nagin administration

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By John Simerman, NOLA.com|The Times-Picayune

February 14, 2013, 12:52PM
Richard Hall, one of four contractors to plead guilty to defrauding the city's home-remediation program in a scandal that rocked the Nagin administration in 2008, was sentenced Thursday to two years in prison. Hall was the second person sentenced in the case, in which prosecutors alleged that several hundreds of thousands of dollars in post-Katrina repair work never got... Full story »
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Former Mayor Ray Nagin will have tough time proving prosecutorial misconduct, analysts say

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By Gordon Russell, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune

January 24, 2013, 5:26PM
Former Assistant U.S. Attorney Sal Perricone posted anti-Nagin rants on NOLA.com Full story »
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Former Mayor Ray Nagin's first court appearance pushed back 3 weeks

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By Gordon Russell, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune

January 23, 2013, 3:47PM
He will be arraigned Feb. 20 Full story »
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Is Ray Nagin still looking for a deal?: James Gill

By James Gill, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune

January 23, 2013, 7:38AM
Ex-Mayor Ray Nagin's attorney Robert Jenkins can't have it both ways. Jenkins said he was surprised by last week's indictment, because he had expected to continue negotiating a plea with the feds. He also said Nagin is in good spirits, believes he did nothing wrong and is prepared to fight the charges. The public will not credit the second... Full story »

New Orleans deserved Ray Nagin's full focus: Letter

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By Letters to the Editor, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune

January 20, 2013, 4:46AM
I hope former Mayor Nagin gets what he deserves from the feds. At a time when the community needed him most after the Katrina horror, he was more focused on starting a company to benefit from the tragedy than leading our city to a recovery. Our citizens deserved 110 percent of his time to recovery and not padding his... Full story »

Former Mayor Ray Nagin sought to live anonymously in fast-growing Dallas suburb

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By Gordon Russell, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune

January 19, 2013, 8:30PM
Frisco, Texas -- It would be hard to think of a place in America more unlike New Orleans than this one -- by some accounts the nation's fastest-growing city, a place where cranes and bulldozers are converting ranch land into ranch homes at a dizzying pace, and where the dining options boil down to a choice among Applebee's, Chili's... Full story »
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Nagin quotes Martin Luther King Jr. in first tweet since indictment

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By Laura Maggi, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune

January 19, 2013, 3:10PM
Former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin took to Twitter Saturday afternoon to make his first public comment following a federal grand jury indictment accusing him of using his office for personal gain. Nagin quoted civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr., tweeting to his 2,337 followers, "Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere." On the morning before the... Full story »

Ray Nagin indictment: A breakdown of the alleged payments to him, and what he allegedly did for those who provided them

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By Gordon Russell, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune

January 18, 2013, 6:55PM
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... Full story »
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Ray Nagin indictment: meteoric rise, precipitous fall

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By Dan Swenson, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune

January 18, 2013, 6:00PM
The long, strange journey of the indicted former mayor of New Orleans Full story »

Ray Nagin indictment draws reactions from New Orleanians

New Orleans Residents react to Ray Nagin indictment

By Prescotte Stokes III, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune

January 18, 2013, 4:15PM
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'... Full story »
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Ray Nagin indictment suggests he had all of us fooled: Jarvis DeBerry

By Jarvis DeBerry, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune

January 18, 2013, 3:55PM
Many New Orleanians are loath to admit it now, but at one point or another, just about all of us supported Ray Nagin. When he ran for mayor in 2002, he was the darling of the business establishment and won every majority-white precinct in the city. Four years later, during his re-election campaign, he took another path to victory,... Full story »

New Orleans Residents react to Ray Nagin indictment

By Prescotte Stokes III, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune

January 18, 2013, 3:50PM
New Orleans residents give their opinions on former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin being indicted on 21 counts of public corruption. 
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Ray Nagin Indicted: our experts explain

By Andrew Boyd, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune

January 18, 2013, 1:53PM
Nola.com | The Times-Picayune's Tim Morris and Gordon Russell discuss the 21-count indictment handed down against former New Orleans mayor C. Ray Nagin. 

Ray Nagin indictment: Mitch Landrieu calls it a 'sad day' for New Orleans

By Andrew Vanacore, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune

January 18, 2013, 1:47PM
"Today's indictment of former Mayor Ray Nagin alleges serious violations of the public's trust," Landrieu said. Full story »
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Ray Nagin indictment: First New Orleans mayor to face corruption charges

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By Gordon Russell, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune

January 18, 2013, 1:23PM
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'... Full story »
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Ray Nagin's indictment shows squandered promise: Editorial

By The Editorial Board, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune

January 18, 2013, 12:38PM
There was great optimism when Ray Nagin, a former cable TV executive, took over the mayor's office in New Orleans in May 2002. He was business-minded, high-energy and seemed to be the city's best chance to leave patronage politics behind. He and his administration quickly moved to shrink bloated city contracts with his predecessor's cronies and worked with the... Full story »

Ray Nagin indictment: Key players in the case

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By Dan Swenson, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune

January 18, 2013, 12:00PM
The case against former New Orleans mayor Ray Nagin rests on four guilty pleas and one conviction of five alleged co-conspirators. They are: Rodney Williams Founder, Three Fold Consultants Pleaded guilty Dec. 5, 2012 to giving Nagin $72,250 in a series of bribes starting in January 2008 in exchange for the mayor's help in securing a number of engineering... Full story »

Ray Nagin indictment: social media reactions

By Maggie Calmes, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune

January 18, 2013, 11:58AM
A federal grand jury charged former Mayor Ray Nagin Friday with 21 counts of bribery, conspiracy to deprive citizens of honest services, money laundering, wire fraud and filing false tax returns, alleging that while in office, Nagin took cash bribes and gifts from two city contractors and leveraged a granite installation contract from Home Depot as the retailer was negotiating... Full story »
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Ray Nagin, former New Orleans mayor, charged with taking bribes while in office

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By Gordon Russell, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune

January 18, 2013, 11:53AM
A federal grand jury charged former Mayor Ray Nagin Friday with 21 counts of corruption, including six counts of bribery, one count of conspiracy, one count of money laundering, nine counts of deprivation of honest services through wire fraud and four counts of filing false tax returns, alleging that while in office, Nagin took cash bribes and gifts from... Full story »
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