Grand jury indicts St. Bernard Parish President Dave Peralta on 22 felony counts

Judge rejects Nagin’s request to dismiss his indictment

Former New Orleans mayor Ray Nagin’s bid to have his 21-count indictment thrown out was rejected by a federal judge Friday.

Nagin’s attorney, Robert Jenkins, argued the former mayor couldn’t receive a fair trial in the wake of a scandal over internet comments posted by prosecutors in the U.S. Attorney’s Office.

Nagin’s trial is set to begin October 28.