Ray Nagin sentenced to 10 years in prison…
former Mayor of New Orleans during Katrina has been sentenced to hard time in prison. Funny…how…lefties painted him as a saint even while painting Bush as a demon in the aftermath of Katrina…and despite his dismal failure in even following the city’s emergency procedures.
He left hundreds of school busses unused in flood waters that could have or should have been used to evacuate New Orleans citizens that were unable to evacuate without assistance.
Well…not actually funny. Just…typical and expected re: this outcome.
Ray Nagin, Former New Orleans Mayor, Sentenced to 10 Years in Prison
NEW ORLEANS — C. Ray Nagin, the former mayor of New Orleans who was convicted in February on corruption charges, was sentenced to 10 years in prison on Wednesday in federal court in New Orleans.
Mr. Nagin was found guilty in February on 20 counts, most relating to kickbacks from contractors looking for city work. The sentence was imposed by Judge Ginger Berrigan of United States District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana.
Mr. Nagin, a Democrat, was arrested in January 2013, nearly three years after he left office. He was charged with taking kickbacks in the form of cash, cross-country trips or help with the family-run granite countertop company; the bribes were handed out by men looking for city business ranging from software supplies to sidewalk repair. Many of the schemes, though not all, took place after Hurricane Katrina, when contractors crowded into the city for rebuilding work.
I don’t know about you guys but it warms the cockles of my heart when a politician gets hard time. Especially one that so righteously deserves it.