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7:00 am
Fri January 24, 2014

Former Mayor Nagin's Corruption Trial Set To Begin Monday

Former New Orleans Mayor C. Ray Nagin. His corruption trial is set to begin Monday.
Franklin Reyes AP

The corruption trial of former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin is on track to start Monday. It’s been almost a year since Nagin pleaded not guilty to all charges.

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6:00 pm
Fri October 18, 2013

Former Mayor Nagin Loses Motion To Dismiss Corruption Indictment

Former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin has failed in his attempt to avoid trial on corruption charges. A federal judge refused to dismiss the 21-count indictment.

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9:58 am
Thu August 29, 2013

Appeals Court Vacates Gill Pratt's Sentence

A federal appeals court has upheld the conviction of a former Louisiana lawmaker found guilty of scheming to steal more than $1 million from taxpayer-funded charities but also ordered a lower court to resentence her.

The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, in a decision Wednesday, affirmed former state Rep. Renee Gill Pratt's conviction but vacated her sentence and returned the case to the district level for resentencing.

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7:00 am
Thu February 21, 2013

Nagin's Legal Battle Begins In Federal Court

Former Mayor Ray Nagin (right) leaves Federal Court with his attorney without making a comment.
Eileen Fleming WWNO

Former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin is officially battling his federal corruption charges. He made his first appearance before a judge, and pleaded not guilty.

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6:05 pm
Wed February 20, 2013

Nagin Pleads Not Guilty To Federal Corruption Charges

Former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin has pleaded not guilty to 21 charges in a federal indictment alleging corruption. He’s free on $100,000 bond.

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7:00 am
Wed February 20, 2013

Nagin Set For Arraignment In Federal Court

Former Mayor Ray Nagin is scheduled to appear later today in federal court to answer corruption charges. It’s his first court date after being indicted on 21 charges.

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Corruption
11:51 am
Sat January 26, 2013

Prosecutors: Broussard Should Pay $230K

Federal prosecutors argue former Jefferson Parish President Aaron Broussard should be ordered to forfeit more than $230,000 in cash as part of his sentence for pleading guilty to corruption charges.

Broussard is scheduled to be sentenced on Feb. 25 by U.S. District Judge Hayden Head. The longtime parish president pleaded guilty in September to charges he cheated taxpayers in a payroll fraud scheme and took payoffs from a parish contractor.

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Ray Nagin Indictment
5:32 pm
Thu January 24, 2013

Nagin Arraignment Delayed Until Feb. 20

A federal judge has postponed an arraignment for former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin on charges he accepted bribes and gratuities from city contractors in exchange for helping them secure millions of dollars in work for the city.

Nagin was scheduled to be arraigned Jan. 31. On Wednesday, however, U.S. District Judge Helen Berrigan moved Nagin's arraignment to Feb. 20. Berrigan's order doesn't give a reason for the delay or say if it was requested by Nagin's attorney or federal prosecutors.

Ray Nagin Indictment
3:32 pm
Fri January 18, 2013

U.S. Attorney Dana Boente's Full Statement on Nagin Indictment

The full text of U.S. Attorney Dana Boente's statement released today regarding the indictment of former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin.

C. RAY NAGIN, FORMER NEW ORLEANS MAYOR, INDICTED ON FEDERAL BRIBERY, HONEST SERVICES WIRE FRAUD, MONEY LAUNDERING, CONSPIRACY, AND TAX CHARGES

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Ray Nagin Indictment
3:20 pm
Fri January 18, 2013

Full Text of the Ray Nagin Indictment

Read the entire text of the indictment issued today against former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin.

Download the file (.pdf).

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