Ray Nagin Indicted on Corruption Charges

Former New Orleans mayor faces 21 counts including wire fraud, money laundering.
3:00 | 01/19/13

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And former new orleans mayor, ray nagin, who promised to crack down on corruption, has been indictedn corruption charges. Nagin is facing 21 counts, including wire fraud, aun money laundering. Mark greenblatt has this story. Reporter: Indicted for construction. The one-time former rock star mayor of new orleans, stands accused of what he campaigned against. This state and this city, is saying to the old-line politic toes, we're tired of the games. Reporter: It's a striking fall from grace for ray nagin, as the justice department indicts him for awarding lucrative contracts and kickbacks in vacation hot spots. He's accused of pocketing more than $200,000 in describes. And the indictment even charges nagin for trying to pocket cash for himself, as the city struggled to recover from hurricane katrina. He awarded a contract for sidewalks. And the next day, a business family member paid nagin a kickback. One of the many alnow lodged against the man, famous for deciding the federal response to the storm. Get off your. And let's do something. And fix the biggest crisis in the history of this country. Reporter: Now, it's the federal government that may have the last say with the former two-term mayor of new orleans. It could be several weeks more before we get the autopsy

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