Former NOLA Mayor Ray Nagin Indicted

Ray Nagin, the former mayor of New Orleans, has been indicted by a federal grand jury on corruption charges, including bribery, money laundering, wire fraud and filing false tax returns. The indictment is here.

Key players in the case are here.

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    It's Chinatown, Jake. (5.00 / 1) (#1)
    by jimakaPPJ on Fri Jan 18, 2013 at 03:45:55 PM EST

    "Honest Services Wire Fraud?" (5.00 / 1) (#2)
    by Mr Natural on Fri Jan 18, 2013 at 06:30:43 PM EST
    I'm wondering what would be considered dishonest services wire fraud.

    "Honest services fraud" refers (none / 0) (#4)
    by Peter G on Sat Jan 19, 2013 at 02:55:59 PM EST
    to a definitional provision of the mail-and-wire fraud laws.  To save it from a powerful attack as being unconstitutionally vague, its reach was significantly restricted by the Supreme Court's giving it a narrow reading in Skilling v U.S. (2010).

    He can join (none / 0) (#3)
    by jbindc on Sat Jan 19, 2013 at 09:34:45 AM EST
    Kwame Kilpatrick, former mayor of Detroit.

    I find this very sad. (none / 0) (#5)
    by Peter G on Sat Jan 19, 2013 at 02:56:48 PM EST
    Negin was a powerful spokesman for his City's needs after Katrina.