Mitch Landrieu's record as he concludes 2nd term as New Orleans Mayor on May 7th
Posted on 5/5/2018 4:42:00 AM.

New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu is set to end his term Monday after 8 years in charge of the Crescent City. Landrieu guided the city through a tumultuous post Katrina recovery period, but political analyst Clancy DuBos says nationally he will be most remembered for his part in the removal of the confederate monuments to Robert E Lee, Jefferson Davis, and P.T. Beauregard.

“The monuments issue is something that I think years from now will be a positive thing and history will judge him very favorably for that,” DuBos said.

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Supreme Court will not hear Ray Nagin's appeal
Posted on 10/6/2016 10:37:00 AM.

The US Supreme Court has declined to hear former-New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin’s appeal of his 2014 public corruption conviction. Legal analyst Chick Foret says this means Nagin will have to serve out the remaining 8 years of his 10 year sentence, because there is no other court that can hear his appeal.

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Ray Nagin's appeal is heard today
Posted on 10/5/2015 3:41:00 AM.
Former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin's appeal to his conviction on fraud charges is heard in a federal courtroom today.  Nagin was convicted on 20 counts last year and sentenced to 10 years in federal prison.  
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A look at Nagin's new life in Texarkana
Posted on 9/8/2014 12:45:00 PM.
Michelle Southern reporting.
So what will life be like for Ray Nagin for the next 10 years now that his sentence at a federal prison in Texarkana, Texas has begun today? Robert English is a professor at Loyola University and former Bureau of Prisons official. He says Texarkana is minimum security but it's also minimal in terms of privacy.
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Nagin reports to prison Monday
Posted on 9/8/2014 3:57:00 AM.
Former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin begins his prison sentence today.  Nagin was sentenced to 10 years in prison for his conviction on bribery and money laundering charges.

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Nagin's 10 year sentence familiar to Edwards
Posted on 7/10/2014 4:18:00 AM.
Former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin's sentence of 10 years in federal prison is quite familiar to another major Louisiana politician. Former Governor Edwin Edwards served eight and a half of a 10 year sentence at the federal prison in Oakdale.
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Nagin sentenced to 10 years
Posted on 7/9/2014 12:08:00 PM.
Former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin was sentenced to ten years in federal prison today on charges of bribery, money laundering and fraud. Nagin was convicted in February for accepting thousands of dollars in bribes from businessman who were seeking city contracts or favors from Nagin. Assistant US Attorney Matt Coman calls it a significant sentence.
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Nagin found guilty on 20 out of 21 counts in federal corruption trial
Posted on 2/12/2014 2:07:00 PM.
After a little over 6 hours of deliberations, the jury in former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin's federal corruption trial has found him guilty on 20 out of the 21 counts. The ex-mayor has been found guilty of bribery, conspiracy, wire fraud, money laundering and filing false tax returns. Loyola law professor Dane Ciolino says he expected this.

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Deliberations in Nagin trial came to unexpected halt today due to "juror problem"
Posted on 2/11/2014 12:53:00 PM.
Deliberations in the federal corruption trial of former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin did not continue on Day 2 due to an unspecified, "juror problem." WWL-TV legal analyst and former federal prosecutor Chick Foret doesn't think this personal issue with the juror will have an impact on the verdict that is reached.

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Prosecution rests in Nagin's bribery trial
Posted on 2/5/2014 5:54:00 PM.
The prosecution has rested its corruption case against former New Orleans mayor Ray Nagin. Federal prosecutors brought over two-dozen witnesses to stand and the five of them testified they bribed Nagin in order to receive lucrative contracts. Loyola University law professor Dane Ciolino says the prosecution has delivered a strong case so far.
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