Ex-New Orleans mayor Nagin charged with bribery

January 18, 2013 at 12:00 pm in The Dickinson Press

NEW ORLEANS (AP) More than a decade ago, Ray Nagin was elected mayor of New Orleans on a vow to root out corruption in a city plagued by decades of it. On Friday, the former mayor was indicted on charges he lined his pockets with bribe money, payoffs and gratuities while the chronically poor city struggled to recover from Hurricane Katrina’s punishing blow. Continue Reading