Ray Nagin is indicted on corruption charges....Enlarge imageMayor Ray Nagin has been indicted on 21 corruption charges by a federal grand jury. They include "conspiracy to deprive citizens of honest services."Chris Graythen/Getty ImagesFormer New Orleans mayor Ray Nagin has been indicted on 21 counts of bribery and other corruption charges by a federal grand jury. When he became the city's mayor in 2002, Nagin, a former cable TV executive, promised to revive New Orleans' economy, and its trust in the city's government.From New Orleans, member station WWNO's Eileen Fleming reports for NPR's Newscast that Nagin faces charges of "wire fraud, money laundering, taking bribes and filing false tax returns. Nagin is accused of profiting from city dealings.... several businessmen have already pleaded guilty to paying Nagin in exchange for contracts."One of those businessmen is Rodney Williams, who told a federal court in December that he gave more than $72,000 in bribes to Nagin in exchange for help winning engineering contracts. The charges against him include "conspiracy to deprive citizens of honest services.""Despite New Orleans' reputation for political shenanigans, Nagin is the first mayor in the city's history to be indicted by a grand jury on corruption charges," reports The Times-Picayune.As Eileen Fleming reports, "Nagin has consistently denied any wrongdoing."
Hmm. Wonder why party affiliation is not mentioned.
Black people are perfect. They don't lie, cheat, steal and are immune from corruption.What is wrong with you?Metal
Black people are perfect. They don't lie, cheat, steal and are immune from corruption.Libs also think blacks should be immune from criticism, unless they don't live on the lib la-la plantation, folks like Clarence Thomas, Walter Williams, or other black person who happens to be republican or conservative. Then they are oreos and Uncle Tom's whose character will be assasninated.
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