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Ex-New Orleans Mayor Starts Long Jail Term for Corruption

Late August, 2005.  The city of New Orleans is battered, then drowned, by Hurricane Katrina, taking more than 1,800 lives. In the aftermath of that historic storm, the city’s mayor, Democrat Ray Nagin, 58, became the man who would lead the city’s rebuilding over the next several years. His face became known worldwide as an icon of his city and its revival. Only later, did Nagin’s dirty inside story become known to federal investigators and then revealed in the courts. Nagin was...

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