Breaking: Ray Nagin sentenced

Former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin, 58, is expected to report to Oakdale Federal Detention Center on Sept. 8, 2014, to serve a 10-year sentence.

He appeared before U.S. District Judge Helen Berrigan on Wednesday, July 9, 2014, to receive his fate following a conviction on Feb. 12, 2014, for accepting hundreds of thousands of dollars, free vacations and even free granite for his family business from businessmen who wanted work from the city or sought Nagin’s support for various projects. Nagin was found guilty of 20 of 21 charges including: one count of conspiracy, six counts of bribery, nine counts of wire fraud, one count of money laundering and four counts of filing a false tax return.

Nagin served two terms at the mayor of New Orleans, from May 6, 2002 to May 3, 2010.

His wife Seletha was by his side in the courtroom.

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