According to NOLA.com | The Times Picayune, former New Orleans, LA, mayor Ray Nagin has been indicted by a federal grand jury on 21 counts of corruption for allegedly soliciting and accepting bribes during his mayoral tenure.
Here is a copy of the 25-page indictment alleging bribery, corruption, cronyism, and political patronage. By reading both the online newspaper article and the indictment, readers will better understand the many deceptions that corrupt officials often adopt in an effort to make unlawful actions appear lawful.
Nagin was Mayor of New Orleans during Hurricane Katrina. He ran for office, in part, on a promise to rid New Orleans of corruption. As noted in the Washington Times online article reporting the indictment, the news media bought into Nagin’s deception, choosing to promote Nagin’s rock star image rather than investigate and report.
But none of this could ever happen in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho.