Will Ray Nagin go to trial or won’t he?

It’s crunch time.  Less than 3 weeks out.  October 28th is the day where ex-New Orleans mayor Ray Nagin goes to trial.  Or will he go to trial?   That’s the million dollar question that’s been asked for over a year now.

Will Ray Nagin go to trial at the end of this month?  Nagin is hoping he doesn’t go to trial ever.  His attorney Robert Jenkins has been working several different angles to get this trial postponed indefinitely.

Ironically, the Feds are hoping this thing doesn’t go to trial as well.  But unlike Nagin, the Feds aren’t looking for an indefinite postponement, they are looking for a guilty plea.

The clock is ticking.

Jenkins’ requests for a postponement are falling on deaf ears and the Feds are lining up their witnesses for an October 28th trial date.  Conventional wisdom says the ex-mayor will cop a guilty plea with the Feds in exchange for a lesser sentence, but more importantly, a promise from the Government that Nagin’s sons won’t be charged as well.

But here’s the wild card, we’re talking about C. Ray Nagin, and there’s nothing conventional about him.

October 28th is the day where ex-New Orleans mayor Ray Nagin goes to trial.  Or will he?   The next few weeks should be interesting.