Former New Orleans mayor Ray Nagin, who was mayor for two terms from 2002 to 2010, was sentenced to 10 years in prison and ordered to pay $84,000 in restitution. He was found guilty of 20 out of 21 counts. Nagin denied he took any bribes.
The sentence was less than the recommended 15 years because the Judge said, “Mr. Nagin claimed a much, much smaller share of the profits of the crime than any other member of the group.
The lead prosecutor Matt Coman said, “What Ray Nagin did was sell his office over and over again. The damage that C. Ray Nagin inflicted on this community … is incalculable.”
Nagin will report to a minimum security prison in September.