Former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin Indicted for Bribery

Nagin is the first New Orleans mayor to be indicted on federal corruption charges in the town's entire 295-year history

ray nagin smilingRay Nagin, former New Orleans mayor and the city’s leader during Hurricane Katrina, was indicted by a grand jury Friday on 21 federal corruption charges, USA Today reports.

The indictment alleges Nagin gave city contracts to certain businessmen in exchange for more than $200,000 in kickbacks and first-class trips to Hawaii, Jamaica and Las Vegas.

Nagin served two four-year terms as mayor, from 2002 to 2010. He now lives outside Dallas. He faces more than 15 years in prison if convicted on all charges.

Read more at USA Today.

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