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Ex-New Orleans mayor found guilty of fraud

Ex-New Orleans mayor found guilty of fraud

NEW ORLEANS, Feb. 12 (UPI) -- Former New Orleans Mayor C. Ray Nagin was convicted of 20 charges of fraud for accepting payoffs for contracts.
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Former New Orleans Mayor Nagin convicted in corruption trial

Former New Orleans Mayor Nagin convicted in corruption trial

NEW ORLEANS, Feb. 12 (UPI) -- A federal jury Wednesday found former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin guilty on 20 counts of corruption for taking bribes in exchange for awarding city contracts.
Deliberations in Nagin trial delayed

Deliberations in Nagin trial delayed

NEW ORLEANS, Feb. 11 (UPI) -- Jury deliberations in former New Orleans mayor Ray Nagin's corruption trial were delayed until Wednesday, a court official said Tuesday, citing a juror problem.
Nagin corruption case goes to jury

Nagin corruption case goes to jury

NEW ORLEANS, Feb. 10 (UPI) -- Former New Orleans mayor Ray Nagin was called "a mayor on the take" Monday by prosecutors in closing arguments at his corruption trial.

Defense calls first witness in Nagin corruption trial

NEW ORLEANS, Feb. 6 (UPI) -- Ray Nagin wasn't very engaging and didn't discuss business during a flight to Chicago, says a witness in the corruption trial of the former New Orleans mayor.

Nagin allegedly sought contracts for family business from Home Depot

NEW ORLEANS, Feb. 4 (UPI) -- Ex-New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin, on trial for corruption, tried to get Home Depot to swing business to a family business, a corporate official testified Tuesday.

Jury selection begins in Ray Nagin trial

NEW ORLEANS, Jan. 27 (UPI) -- Jury selection began Monday in the federal corruption trial of former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin, lawyers said.

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Nagin pleads not guilty to bribery

Nagin pleads not guilty to bribery

NEW ORLEANS, Feb. 20 (UPI) -- Former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin Wednesday pleaded not guilty to 21 federal bribery, conspiracy and money laundering charges.
Nagin's arraignment moved to Feb. 20

Nagin's arraignment moved to Feb. 20

NEW ORLEANS, Jan. 24 (UPI) -- Former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin's arraignment on bribery and conspiracy charges was rescheduled for three weeks after its original date, a judge ordered.
Former New Orleans Mayor Nagin indicted

Former New Orleans Mayor Nagin indicted

NEW ORLEANS, Jan. 18 (UPI) -- A federal grand jury has indicted former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin on bribery, conspiracy and money laundering charges.

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UPI Almanac for Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2012.
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UPI Almanac for Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2012.
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UPI Almanac for Sunday, Dec. 4, 2011.
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Author: Black-white racism still strong

CHICAGO, Oct. 31 (UPI) -- U.S. blacks and whites see the same problems through completely different, race-inflected lenses, a University of Chicago political scientist writes.
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Clarence Ray Nagin, Jr. (born June 11, 1956) is a former mayor of New Orleans, Louisiana, United States. Nagin gained international notoriety in 2005 in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, which devastated the New Orleans area.

Nagin was first elected on March 2, 2002, to succeed his fellow Democrat Marc Morial. He was re-elected in 2006 but was ineligible to seek a third term in 2010 due to term limits and stepped down from office on May 3, 2010.

Nagin was born on June 11, 1956, in New Orleans' Charity Hospital, to a low-income family. His childhood was typical of that of the urban poor within the city, and his father held three jobs: a janitor at New Orleans City Hall by night, a fabric cutter at a clothing factory by day, and a mechanic at a dairy, to earn sufficient pay to support his family, as well as provide for Nagin's education. His mother was employed at a lunch counter in a Kmart store. The family lived on Allen Street in the 7th Ward, followed by a stay in the Treme, and then moved to the Cutoff section of Algiers when Nagin was a young teenager. Nagin attended O. Perry Walker High School in New Orleans where he played basketball and baseball. He enrolled at Tuskegee University on a baseball scholarship, and graduated with a degree in accountancy in 1978. He was the third college graduate from his family.

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