Ex-New Orleans mayor charged with bribery, fraud

Ex-New Orleans mayor charged with bribery, fraud

Post ID: 37574 | POSTED ON: Jan 18, 2013

Former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin was indicted Friday on 21 corruption charges including wire fraud, bribery and money laundering.

The charges come from a City Hall corruption investigation that already has resulted in guilty pleas by two former city officials and two businessmen.

The counts against Nagin include wire fraud, bribery, money laundering, filing false tax returns and conspiracy.

Greg Meffert, a former technology official and deputy mayor under Nagin, pleaded guilty in 2010 to charges he took bribes and kickbacks in exchange for steering city contracts to businessman Mark St. Pierre. Anthony Jones, who served as the city’s chief technology officer in Nagin’s administration, also pleaded guilty to taking payoffs. Read More

Source : The Associated Press / Daily News
Photo Caption : New Orleans, LA, 02-3-06 — Mayor Ray Nagin takes King Abdullah II Bin Al-Hussein of Jordan on a walking tour of the 9th Ward neighborhood. The King of Jordan is taking the foot tour of the 9th Ward to see what happened and to see how we respond and handle disasters and what lessons can be learned and applied to disasters in his country. MARVIN NAUMAN/FEMA photo
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