Former New Orleans mayor gets 10 years in prison

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Former mayor of New Orleans Ray Nagin was sentenced to 10 years in prison on charges of bribery and money laundering. CCTV’s Sean Callebs reports.

The corruption charges on Nagin took place during his two terms as mayor, including the years after Hurricane Katrina hit the city in 2005.

Nagin was convicted Feb. 12 of accepting about half a million dollars in bribes from businessmen in exchange for help or support from Nagin on various projects.

The 58-year-old Democrat had defiantly denied any wrongdoing after his indictment and during his February trial.

Nagin is scheduled to report to the federal prison in Louisiana in September.

Former New Orleans mayor gets 10 years in prison

Former New Orleans mayor gets 10 years in prison

Former mayor of New Orleans Ray Nagin was sentenced to 10 years in prison on charges of bribery and money laundering. CCTV's Sean Callebs reports.
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