Former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin Arrives at Prison to Serve 10 Years

Former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin arrived at a federal prison in Texas on Monday to begin serving a 10-year sentence for corruption. Nagin arrived at the Texarkana Federal Correction Institution at 11:45 a.m. Monday, according to NBC affiliate WDSU. The facility is a minimum security prison reserved for non-violent white collar criminals. Lou Pearlman, the former producer of boy bands like N-Sync and the Backstreet Boys, is also housed there for money laundering.

Nagin, a Democrat who was mayor for two terms from 2002 to 2010, was found guilty in February of 20 out of 21 charges, including including bribery, conspiracy and filing false tax returns. Prosecutors said Nagin accepted bribes worth hundreds of thousands of dollars before Hurricane Katrina, and during the city's recovery after the storm.



— Elisha Fieldstadt