In 2005, Ray Nagin catapulted into infamy by being a massive FAIL during the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, by not using perfectly functional, dry buses to evacuate New Orleans residents trapped by the deadly storm, and telling them they didn’t have to evacuate, because they would be taken care of.
Well, he took care of them, alright.
And today, Nagin was found guilty of five counts of bribery and nine counts of wire fraud.
Nagin had been indicted on 21-counts, including six counts of bribery, nine counts of wire fraud, and one count of money laundering conspiracy, after being accused of accepting thousands of dollars worth of bribes during his two mayoral terms.
This racist sack of corrupt turds, who blamed white people, Bush, FEMA, Bigfoot and the Pillsbury Dough Boy for his own failures during Katrina also accepted hundreds of thousands of dollars in bribes, travel and other goodies in return for city contracts.
Prosecutors said a major backer seeking help from the mayor gave him a $50,000 payoff and sent truckloads of granite worth an estimated $200,000 to supply a kitchen countertop company Nagin owned with his sons.
Nagin not only accepted bribes while in office but also arranged for post-City Hall payments of more than $112,000 from contractors between August 2010 and March 2011, Coman said.
“In all, Ray Nagin took in more than $500,000 in illegal proceeds,” Coman said in concluding his statement.
And in the end, it was Nagin’s own corrupt cronies who testified against him and helped seal his fate. Former Nagin aides and associates signed plea deals with the government, agreeing to help the prosecution convict the lying hemorrhoid. This is what happens when you hang out with slime. Eventually, the slime will do everything in its power to protect itself, leaving you to rot.
I’m just surprised it took this long.
I’d love to start a betting pool on the appeals strategy. Will it be racism? Will it be the Marion Barry defense, a/k/a “bitch set me up?” Will it be corruption, a/k/a “the judge/jury was paid off?”
What do y’all think?