A federal jury on Wednesday found former New Orleans Democratic Mayor Ray (Chocolate City) Nagin guilty of bribery and corruption in connection with his dealings with contractors in the early years of the city’s recovery from Hurricane Katrina.
Nagin, 57, faces more than 20 years in prison and will be sentenced at a later date. The jury found him guilty on 20 of the 21 corruption counts that he faced, including bribery, conspiracy, money laundering and tax evasion. He was cleared on one count of bribery.
Three more years and Obama will give him his “get out of jail free” card on Pardon Day.