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Wed February 12, 2014
Law

Face Of Katrina Recovery Found Guilty Of Corruption Charges

Originally published on Wed February 12, 2014 6:00 pm

Wednesday in New Orleans, a federal jury convicted former Mayor Ray Nagin on 20 of 21 corruption counts. The two-term mayor was in office when Hurricane Katrina struck and was the public face of the city during the city's rebuilding. Federal prosecutors say that it was during this time he took bribes to steer rebuilding contracts to businessmen.