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Ex-New Orleans mayor pleads not guilty in kickback case

NEW ORLEANS (Reuters) - Former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin, who chided federal officials for their slow response after Hurricane Katrina inundated the city, pleaded not guilty in federal court on Wednesday to charges that he took kickbacks in exchange for city contracts.Full story

Former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin indicted for corruption

NEW ORLEANS (Reuters) - A federal grand jury on Friday charged former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin with 21 counts of public corruption, including bribery and fraud related to his dealings with city vendors following the 2005 Hurricane Katrina disaster. Full story

Former New Orleans mayor indicted

  Ray Nagin has been indicted on 21 counts of corruption. NewsNation’s Tamron Hall reports.

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Former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin arrives at the Hale Boggs Federal Building and U.S. District Courthouse to appear in federal court for an arraignment on public corruption charges in New Orleans, Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2013. Nagin pleaded not guilty Wednesday to charges he accepted more than $200

Former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin arrives at court in New Orleans
Former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin arrives at court in New Orleans

Former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin arrives at court in New Orleans February 20, 2013. REUTERS/Jonathan Bachman

Former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin and his attorney Robert Jenkins arrive at court in New Orleans
Former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin and his attorney Robert Jenkins arrive at court in New Orleans

Former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin and his attorney Robert Jenkins arrive at court in New Orleans February 20, 2013. REUTERS/Jonathan Bachman