Wednesday, July 9, 2014

"Chocolate City" Nig Nagin Gets 10 Years in the Pokey

ABC NEWS - Former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin was sentenced Wednesday to 10 years in prison for bribery, money laundering and other corruption that spanned his two terms as mayor — including the chaotic years after Hurricane Katrina hit in 2005.
U.S. District Judge Helen Berrigan handed down the sentence Wednesday morning.
Nagin was convicted Feb. 12 of accepting hundreds of thousands of dollars from businessmen who wanted work from the city or Nagin’s support for various projects. The bribes came in the form of money, free vacations and truckloads of free granite for his family business.
The 58-year-old Democrat had defiantly denied any wrongdoing after his 2013 indictment and during his February trial. After the sentencing Nagin smiled and hugged supporters as he walked out of the courtroom with his wife, Seletha, and other family members and friends.
Nagin is to report to the federal prison in Oakdale, Louisiana, in September.
Berrigan noted the serious nature of the crimes but cited several other factors in her decision to depart from sentencing guidelines that could have put Nagin in prison for as many as 20 years. She said Nagin should not be cast as the leader of the scheme in which participants got millions of dollars in city work. "Mr. Nagin claimed a much, much smaller share of the profits in this conspiracy," Berrigan.
Nagin was alleged to have received roughly a half million dollars.


  1. Odumbo will pardon him when he leaves office. Count on it...

  2. Half a million? That's nothing. If he's gonna go to prison, at least he could give us a good story involving heroin, prostitutes, yachts, adultery and murder. Those Google execs really show you how it's done.

  3. I agree with Adrienne, Odumbo will pardon this sorry POS because he is one of Holder's people.

  4. The arrogant, lying, criminal, white-hating racist deserves every minute and more of hard time but will end up at some country club minimum security facility and get out in 3 years (or whatever the federal minimum is). Adrienne, you are likely correct about the pardon. Holder probably has the paperwork ready for Jan 2016 as we speak.

    Nagin, you lose your freedom, your self-respect (if you had any shame), the trust and respect of the people and the wide-eyed adoration of little kids looking for a leader - a grownup - to want to "grow up like". The community you professed to want to "help" desperately needs strong male leadership that is moral and beyond reproach, as repellent as that may seem to you. You had a chance to be a leader for the history books, "The man who presided over the miracle rebirth of a coastal city wiped off the map", like Mayor Giuliani in NYC on 9-11 or Mayor Joe Riley in Charleston, SC after hurricane Hugo in 1989. The people, "your" people, entrusted you with the task of rebuilding by reelecting you. Shame on you.

    Now you're a blight on New Orleans’ history and a statistic in the penal records - another black in prison. Just don't try to blame this one on Bush or anyone else. You own this. You are a convicted felon now