Ray Nagin Indicted for Bribery
Black Enterprise Magazine January-March 2019 Issue

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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Makkada B. Selah is a journalist based in New York City.

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