New Orleans Ex-Mayor Gets 10 Years for Corruption

Published 07/10 2014 12:05PM

Updated 07/10 2014 12:18PM

Former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin has been sentenced to 10 years in federal prison.
This is video of him arriving to court Wednesday morning. 
Prosecutors argued Nagin was at the center of a kickback scheme in which he received checks, cash, wire transfers, personal services, and free travel from businessmen seeking contracts and favorable treatment from the city before and after Hurricane Katrina.
The State Prosecutor said Mayor Nagin "sold his office over and over and over again. And that the damage Ray Nagin inflicted upon New Orleans incalculable." 
A January 2013 indictment detailed more than $200,000 dollars in bribes to the Mayor.

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