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4:25 pm
Wed February 12, 2014

Former New Orleans Mayor Found Guilty On 20 Counts

Originally published on Fri February 14, 2014 12:43 pm

A federal jury has convicted former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin on charges that he accepted bribes, free trips and other gratuities from contractors in exchange for helping them secure millions of dollars in city work while he was in office.

The jury today convicted Nagin of 20 of 21 counts against him.

Nagin was indicted in January 2013 on charges he accepted hundreds of thousands of dollars in bribes and truckloads of free granite for his family business in exchange for promoting the interests of a local businessman.

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1:17 pm
Wed February 12, 2014

Former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin Found Guilty Of Corruption

Former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin enters court for his corruption trial in New Orleans last month. He was charged with accepting bribes, free trips and other gratuities from contractors in exchange for helping them secure millions of dollars in city work.
Gerald Herbert AP

Originally published on Fri February 14, 2014 6:35 am

A federal jury has found Ray Nagin guilty of bribery and fraud. The former New Orleans mayor, 57, was accused of taking hundreds of thousands of dollars in bribes and kickbacks, in an indictment that included 21 counts. He was found guilty on 20 of those counts.

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7:00 am
Wed February 12, 2014

Jury Deliberations To Resume In Nagin Trial

Former New Orleans Mayor C. Ray Nagin.
Franklin Reyes AP

The corruption trial of former Mayor Ray Nagin is set to resume today in federal court. A one-day break was called when one juror had a medical issue.

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7:00 am
Tue February 11, 2014

Jury Deliberating Ray Nagin Corruption Case

Former New Orleans Mayor C. Ray Nagin.
Franklin Reyes AP

Jurors are starting to deliberate in federal court.

Jurors in the federal corruption trial of former Mayor Ray Nagin are now deliberating. Closing arguments showed the defendant in two very different roles.

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11:21 am
Mon February 10, 2014

Closing Arguments Begin In Ray Nagin Trial

Former New Orleans Mayor C. Ray Nagin.
Franklin Reyes AP

Ray Nagin trial in final stages.

Closing arguments began Monday morning in the federal corruption trial of former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin. Nagin spent two days testifying against the 21-count indictment.

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5:05 pm
Fri February 7, 2014

Nagin Finishes Testifying In Corruption Case

Former New Orleans Mayor C. Ray Nagin.
Franklin Reyes AP

Ray Nagin ends two days on the witness stand.

Former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin has finished testifying in his political corruption trial in federal court. He faced a tough couple of days on the stand.

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7:00 am
Fri February 7, 2014

Ray Nagin Testifies At His Corruption Trial

Former New Orleans Mayor C. Ray Nagin.
Franklin Reyes AP

Ray Nagin takes the stand.

Former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin is due back on the witness stand later this morning. Nagin denies taking bribes and sidestepping laws to award contracts to the low bidder.

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7:00 am
Thu February 6, 2014

Prosecution Rests In Nagin Trial

Former New Orleans Mayor C. Ray Nagin.
Franklin Reyes AP

Defense begins in Nagin trial.

Federal prosecutors are finished presenting their corruption case against former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin. The defense will be battling allegations that Nagin took bribes and kickbacks while in office.

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8:08 pm
Fri January 31, 2014

Prosecution Witnesses Line Up In Nagin Corruption Trial

Former New Orleans Mayor C. Ray Nagin.
Franklin Reyes AP

Corruption trial under way.

It was another day of damning testimony against former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin. Several witnesses described bribes they say they paid in exchange for city business.

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7:00 am
Fri January 31, 2014

Testimony Begins In Federal Corruption Trial Of Mayor Nagin

Former New Orleans Mayor C. Ray Nagin.
Franklin Reyes AP

Trial starts for former mayor Ray Nagin.

Testimony is under way in the federal corruption trial of former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin. Prosecutors allege Nagin sold city contracts for his own profit, while the defense says Nagin had no such power.

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