Ray Nagin http://wrkf.org en Corruption Convictions Spell 10 Year Sentence For Former NOLA Mayor http://wrkf.org/post/corruption-convictions-spell-10-year-sentence-former-nola-mayor Transcript <p>ROBERT SIEGEL, HOST: <p>A federal judge has sentenced former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin to 10 years in prison for corruption conviction. The sentence was lighter than what prosecutors were seeking for the former two-term Democrat. NPR's Debbie Elliott covered Nagin's trial earlier this year, and she joins us now to talk about today's sentencing. Debbie, first remind us of what Ray Nagin was convicted of back in February.<p>DEBBIE ELLIOT, BYLINE: Well, a New Orleans jury found him guilty of 20 of the 21 federal corruption counts he was facing. Wed, 09 Jul 2014 20:11:00 +0000 Debbie Elliott 29147 at http://wrkf.org Ex-New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin Gets 10 Years In Corruption Case http://wrkf.org/post/ex-new-orleans-mayor-ray-nagin-gets-10-years-corruption-case <em><strong>Updated at 11:20 a.m. ET</strong></em><p>Former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin was sentenced Wednesday to 10 years in prison for bribery, money laundering and other crimes.<p>He was <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2014/02/10/274925929/former-new-orleans-mayor-ray-nagin-found-guilty-of-corruption" target="_blank">convicted Feb. 12 </a>of accepting hundreds of thousands of dollars in bribes and kickbacks. Wed, 09 Jul 2014 15:37:00 +0000 editor 29135 at http://wrkf.org Ex-New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin Gets 10 Years In Corruption Case Taiwanese Animators Poke Fun At Ray Nagin http://wrkf.org/post/taiwanese-animators-poke-fun-ray-nagin <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span id="docs-internal-guid-4e5683af-2beb-e88e-eaf5-5c836934c939"><span style="font-size: 15px; font-family: Arial; background-color: transparent; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">Next Media Animation, a Taiwanese media company known for their satirical animated videos mocking events in the news, has released a video poking fun at the travails of former New Orleans Mayor C. Thu, 13 Feb 2014 16:11:35 +0000 Jason Saul 22528 at http://wrkf.org Taiwanese Animators Poke Fun At Ray Nagin Former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin Found Guilty Of Corruption http://wrkf.org/post/former-new-orleans-mayor-ray-nagin-found-guilty-corruption A federal jury has found Ray Nagin guilty of bribery and fraud. The former New Orleans mayor, 57, was accused of taking hundreds of thousands of dollars in bribes and kickbacks, in an indictment that included 21 counts. He was found guilty on 20 of those counts.<p>Prosecutors also said <a href="http://www.justice.gov/usao/lae/news/2013/2013_01_18_c_ray_nagin_ind.html">Nagin accepted perks</a> such as free travel and played a role in funneling money and granite to Stone Age, a company run by his sons. Wed, 12 Feb 2014 19:05:00 +0000 Bill Chappell 22491 at http://wrkf.org Former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin Found Guilty Of Corruption MONDAY: Journalist Maxine Crump, Government Watchdog C.B. Forgotston http://wrkf.org/post/monday-journalist-maxine-crump-government-watchdog-cb-forgotston <p>On Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Jim talks with Maxine Crump, President and CEO of Dialog On Race Louisiana,&nbsp; about President Obama's Second Term Inauguration.</p><p>Political blogger C.B. Forgotston talks with Jim about the corruption indictment of former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin and Governor Jindal's tax reform plan, which would eliminate income taxes while raising sales taxes and fees.</p><p> Mon, 21 Jan 2013 15:21:53 +0000 Jim Engster 5055 at http://wrkf.org