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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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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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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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4:30 pm
Mon January 27, 2014

Bribery Trial Opens For Ex-New Orleans Mayor

Ray Nagin arrives at the Hale Boggs Federal Building in New Orleans, Monday, Jan. 27, 2014. (Jonathan Bachman/AP)

Originally published on Mon January 27, 2014 3:21 pm

Jury selection began Monday in the trial of former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin, who faces charges that he accepted bribes and free trips among other things from contractors in exchange for helping them secure millions of dollars in city work.

Nagin, a Democrat who was mayor when Hurricane Katrina stuck in 2005, served two terms before leaving office in 2010. He was living in a Dallas suburb when a federal grand jury indicted him a year ago.

Nagin had little to say as he entered the federal courthouse with a noticeable limp.

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