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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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2:00 pm
Mon February 10, 2014

Appeal Planned In Jefferson Parish Katrina Flooding Lawsuit

Attorneys who brought a class-action lawsuit against Jefferson Parish say they will appeal a 9-3 jury verdict that found the parish was negligent in its emergency response planning but that the negligence didn't cause the flooding suffered by tens of thousands of Jefferson property owners during Hurricane Katrina.

Attorney Richard Martin tells The New Orleans Advocate the plaintiffs' legal team is still working out the details and may even go back to Judge John Peytavin's court with a post-trial motion first.

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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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7:00 am
Wed February 5, 2014

Home Depot, IRS Witnesses Testify Against Former Mayor Nagin

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

Latest on the corruption trial of former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin.

Federal prosecutors are continuing to call witnesses of financial deals in the corruption trial of former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin. Several were executives of the Home Depot that Nagin brokered for Central City.

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7:00 am
Mon February 3, 2014

Ray Nagin Trial Enters Week 2

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

Federal court trial continues.

Former New Orleans Mayor C. Ray Nagin is facing another tough week in federal court. Nagin continues to fight a 21-count indictment alleging corruption.

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