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It Was All Bush's Fault .... Uhhhh .... Maybe Not.

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  1. GBFan

    GBFan Well-Known Member

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    (CNN) -- Former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin was sentenced to 10 years in prison Wednesday in a bribery scandal that rocked the city, the U.S. Justice Department said.

    U.S. District Judge Helen G. Berrigan also ordered that Nagin pay $84,264 in restitution to the Internal Revenue Service.

    In February, a jury found him guilty of taking hundreds of thousands of dollars in bribes and other favors from businessmen looking for a break from his administration.

    Of the 21 counts against him, he was convicted of 20.

    The former mayor maintained his innocence even after the conviction.

    Prosecutors argued that Nagin was at the center of a kickback scheme in which he received checks, cash, wire transfers, personal services and free travel from businessmen seeking contracts and favorable treatment from the city.

    A January 2013 indictment detailed more than $200,000 in bribes to the mayor, and his family members allegedly received a vacation in Hawaii; first-class airfare to Jamaica; private jet travel and a limousine for New York City; and cellular phone service. In exchange, businesses that coughed up for Nagin and his family won more than $5 million in city contracts, according to the indictment.
     
  2. steveox

    steveox Well-Known Member

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    Bill OReilly said it can't be Bushs fault now. He had 4 years in his first term to fix the economy. Failed to do so because of his policy like Obamacare and energy policy like banning coal closing down the rigs in the gulf and failed to allow the pipeline from canada. High oil prices are the reason why the economy is is high. Cant blame Bush for that one
     
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    Why has it taken this long to imprison this crook ?
     
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    cashmcall Well-Known Member

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    I forgot about him.. "Why has it taken so long"
     
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