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Wednesday
Jul092014

Former New Orleans Mayor Sentenced to 10 Years in Prison for Corruption

Photo by Brendan Hoffman/Getty Images(NEW ORLEANS) -- Former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin was sentenced to 10 years in prison on Wednesday after being convicted of bribery and money laundering.

Nagin led the city through the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina in 2005. Prosecutors, though, say Nagin accepted bribes in the form of money, free trips and gifts. His actions allegedly spanned both of his terms as mayor.

Nagin was indicted in 2013 and found guilty in February. The 58-year-old Democrat has denied wrongdoing.


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