Nagin Guilty on 20 Counts of Bribery and Fraud
C.P.A, businessman, mayor and now convicted felon.
A jury handed-up 20-guilty verdicts to Ray Nagin for public corruption.
The former New Orleans mayor left the United States courthouse amongst a media frenzy, defeated, “I maintain my innocence. I maintain my innocence,” he says.
Nagins wife wept in court when the verdict read guilty on 20 of 21 counts.
The only not guilty count was because the jury felt Nagin`s sons were at fault.
Federal Prosecutor Matt Coman had little to say after the decision, “Thoughtful deliberations. Thankful to the court. Besides that, we`re not going to have any other comment.”
Walking away from his federal corruption trial convicted, Nagin remained stoic, almost detached, ignoring a barrage of questions about bribes, money laundering and if he should have taken a plea deal.
Nagin is expected to get between 15 and 20 years in prison.
His lead attorney Robert Jenkins says they will appeal.