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C. Ray Nagin, former New Orleans mayor, sentenced to 10 years in prison
C. Ray Nagin, former New Orleans mayor, sentenced to 10 years in prison

Former New Orleans Mayor C. Ray Nagin, who portrayed himself as a straight-talking anti-politician determined to clean up the city’s notoriously corrupt culture, was sentenced Wednesday to 10 years in prison for bribery, money laundering and other corruption during his two terms. Nagin, 58, made himself the public face of misery and suffering during Hurricane Katrina in 2005, exploding at federal and state officials in a profanity-laced radio rant at the height of the city’s flooding. But he was convicted Feb. 12 of using his office to enrich himself with bribes from businessmen seeking his help — much of it for Katrina rebuilding. During his federal trial, Nagin...

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