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Old 02-12-2014, 01:51 PM
 
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"The federal jury found Nagin guilty of 20 of 21 counts against him. He sat quietly at the defense table after the verdict was read and his wife, Seletha, was being consoled in the front row.


Before the verdict, the 57-year-old Ray Nagin said outside the New Orleans courtroom: "I've been at peace with this for a long time. I'm good."


The Democrat, who left office in 2010 after eight years, was indicted in January 2013 on charges he accepted hundreds of thousands of dollars in bribes and truckloads of free granite for his family business in exchange for promoting the interests of local businessman Frank Fradella.


He also was charged with accepting thousands of dollars in in payoffs from another businessman, Rodney Williams, for his help in securing city contracts."


Yahoo!


I'm anything but surprised that he took bribes.
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Old 02-12-2014, 02:43 PM
 
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Sad. Why are so many politicians corrupt? Whatever happened to that guy in Illinois? He was guilty too.
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Old 02-12-2014, 05:16 PM
 
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Sad. Why are so many politicians corrupt? Whatever happened to that guy in Illinois? He was guilty too.

I highly suspect you are referring to Rod Blagojevich. He is in prison serving a fourteen year sentence.


"Blagojevich is the sixth Illinois governor to be subjected to arrest or indictment — seventh if you count Joel Aldrich Matteson (governor from 1853-1857), who tried to cash $200,000 of stolen government scrip he "found" in a shoebox.

A Brief History of Illinois Corruption - TIME A Brief History of Illinois Corruption - TIME
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Old 02-13-2014, 05:07 PM
 
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Please send him to jail in a schoolbus.
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Old 02-17-2014, 12:09 PM
 
Location: State of Being
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Please send him to jail in a schoolbus.
^ ^ ^ In a hurricane.

Or lock him in a jail underground and fill it with water, which is what happened to others.
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Old 02-17-2014, 07:57 PM
 
Location: Southeast, where else?
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Still waiting on Sharpton, Jackson, SLSC, and othe prominent black leaders condemn "this chocolate....mayor" for his corruption......and as expected.....crickets....and they wonder where the credibility lies.....
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Old 02-26-2014, 03:57 PM
 
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They couldn't give a sentence that's bad enough, imo. Nagin profited while so many suffered during and after Katrina. It's shameful. Give him the maximum sentence allowed by law!
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Old 02-27-2014, 10:48 AM
 
Location: Florida
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Sad. Why are so many politicians corrupt? Whatever happened to that guy in Illinois? He was guilty too.
Which one? There are plenty of IL politicians to choose from!
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Old 03-01-2014, 06:47 PM
 
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Yeah IL politicians have taken corruption to an artform No wonder our states finances are in the toilet.
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Old 03-02-2014, 10:38 PM
 
Location: Native Floridian, USA
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Nagin was a hoot to me. It was so obvious he was a criminal, a coward and just all around no good. The people elected him, didn't they ?

The chocolate statement cracked me up.
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