Nagin Files Appeal Seeking New Trial

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NEW ORLEANS (WGNO) – Ray Nagin officially filed an appeal Tuesday six days after a U.S. District Judge sentenced the former mayor to ten years in prison on 20 felony corruption counts.

Nagin’s attorneys are seeking a new trial. The move is not shocking.

After the trial rumors swirled that the prosecution may also take steps to appeal the sentence.  The ten year term that Judge Ginger Berrigan handed Nagin was several years below the recommendation.

He is set to report to prison September 8, 2014.

Here’s an excerpt from the Notice of Appeal.

NOW INTO COURT, through undersigned counsel comes the defendant, CLARENCE RAY NAGIN, (“defendant”), who hereby files this Notice of Appeal to the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit from the Final Judgment entered by the district court on July 9, 2014 , including but not limited to the court’s judgment on the jury’s verdict, sentencing, fine, assessment and forfeiture, as well as all other prejudgment interlocutory orders and rulings in this case.

Respectfully submitted this 15th day of July, 2014.

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