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Ray Nagin, former New Orleans mayor, begins serving 10-year sentence
Ray Nagin, former New Orleans mayor, begins serving 10-year sentence

Former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin, who became a national figure in the wake of Hurricane Katrina, reported to federal prison Monday to begin serving a 10-year term for corruption that unfolded as the city sought to rebuild in the aftermath of the 2005 storm.  Nagin was convicted on 20 criminal counts, including money laundering and bribery, that stemmed from payments he received as the city doled out contracts in the recovery effort. Nagin plans to appeal the conviction. With good behavior, he could be eligible for parole after eight years. His time will be served in a Texas federal prison. Nagin, a Democrat and native of New Orleans, served as mayor...

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