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Nagin makes federal court appearance

17th December 2012   ·   0 Comments

Former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin, and his attorney Robert Jenkins, met with prosecutors at Federal Court Friday morning just one week after another man came forward and admitted paying bribes, FOX 8 News reported.

On Friday, Nagin met with U.S. Attorneys working the bribery case, for about an hour and a half.

He appeared just days after former City Hall consultant and Destrehan businessman Rodney Williams pleaded guilty to paying over $70,000 to a public official, who a source tells Fox 8, is Nagin.

Williams is the second person who has pleaded guilty to bribing Nagin. The other is Frank Fradella. Both bribes involved payments to the granite business, which Nagin set up for his sons.

Fox 8 Legal Analyst Joe Raspanti said Friday;’s court appearance was possibly the last chance that Nagin may have had to work out some sort of deal to protect his sons.

This article was originally published in the December 17, 2012 print edition of The Louisiana Weekly newspaper

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