Prosecutor: Corruption 'alive and well' under former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin; trial begins

  • by: Associated Press
  • Updated: January 30, 2014 - 4:30 PM

NEW ORLEANS — Declaring that corruption flourished during Ray Nagin's two terms as mayor of New Orleans, a federal prosecutor began outlining a far-reaching, multifaceted scheme Thursday in which Nagin allegedly received money, free vacation travel and free granite for his family business— bribes worth more than $500,000 — for helping contractors receive millions of dollars' worth of city work.

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