Former “Chocolate City “Mayor Charged With Bribery, Fraud

In January 2006 New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin said, “It’s time, it’s time for us to come together. It’s time for us to rebuild a New Orleans, the one that should be a chocolate New Orleans.”

Well, today it was time for indictments.
The former Mayor of New Orleans (Chocolate City) was indicted today on numerous charges of bribery and fraud.
The Washington Times reported:

Former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin was indicted Friday on charges that he used his office for personal gain, accepting payoffs, free trips and gratuities from contractors while the city was struggling to recover from the devastation of Hurricane Katrina.

The charges against Nagin are the outgrowth of a City Hall corruption investigation that already has resulted in guilty pleas by two former city officials and two businessmen and a prison sentence for a former city vendor.

The federal indictment accuses Nagin of accepting more than $160,000 in bribes and truckloads of free granite for his family business in exchange for promoting the interests of a local businessman who secured millions of dollars in city contract work after the 2005 hurricane. The businessman, Frank Fradella, pleaded guilty in June to bribery conspiracy and securities-fraud charges and has been cooperating with federal authorities.

Nagin, 56, also is charged with accepting at least $60,000 in payoffs from another businessman, Rodney Williams, for his help in securing city contracts for architectural, engineering and management services work. Williams, who was president of Three Fold Consultants LLC, pleaded guilty Dec. 5 to a conspiracy charge.

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  • Lim Lynn

    It’s already define what Traitor in Chief wanted. No comments will be directed to him for being racist.

  • Kip Allen

    “It’s all Bush’s fault!”

  • Sam Stone

    A NO politician corrupt? Not a chance in hell that is correct!

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  • George

    Oh the aroma of chocolate…

  • Blacque Jacques Shellacque

    “It’s all Bush’s fault!”

    He’ll also have the last laugh if Nagin is convicted.

  • MicahStone

    Q: Which leftist-biased, corrupt MSM socialist stooge will be the first to state that the ONLY reason nagin was indicted is because he’s black?

    My vote: senile, socialist-tool bob schieffer.

  • Amalgamated Cliff Divers, Local 157

    Went to college in NO. NO may be second only to Chicago regarding corruption.

  • paul52

    Would love to see ol’ “Chocolate City” Nagin hang for these charges. Another poster boy for the Dim Party!

  • Finncrisp

    This is such a shocking development. In Chicago, no reporting is done unless the corruption exceeds 10 million. Then they might investigate and charge someone. They have a very low bar in NO.

  • Gary Ogletree

    Absolutely shocked!!!

  • Adirondack Patriot

    Watch out for your cornhole, bud.

  • don

    Nagin Indicted… what about

    Maurice “Moon” Landrieu ?
    Ernest Nathan “Dutch” Morial ?
    Sidney Barthelemy ?
    Marc Morial ?
    Mitch Landrieu ?

    Oh Yeah… Ray Ray wasn’t a part of a New Orleans Political Machine.


  • M

    Maybe he can share a cell with Kwame Kilpatrick the disgraced former mayor of Detroit who’s currently on trial.

  • http://! l.barney

    It’s karma

  • cavt

    No surprise here–but of course, we know it wan’t his fault. Tea Party made him do it.

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  • Bitter Clinger

    This will all fade quietly away. Ray “School Bus” Nagin is one of Eric “the Red” Holder’s peeps!

  • Rock

    Wow really, another corrupt raciest black big city mayor, what a surprise. I’m sure he will find a way to blame Bush, or has he already.

  • Flintstone F.

    A microcosm of how things are done in DC. LA has been run by Democrats since the day it became a state. These charges could have been filed years ago against just about any politician holding office there.

    Let’s not forget that Blanco refused national guard help (urged by Bush 3 times) before the levee’s broke because she was worried about the cost. Let’s also not forget the money they got to improve the levee’s years prior to Katrina from the federal government (more than once).

    It’s a cesspool and Democrats are the architects.