Ex- New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin Indicted

USA Today, January 18, 2013

Former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin has been indicted on 21 federal corruption charges including wire fraud, bribery and money laundering.

The charges are the outgrowth of a City Hall corruption investigation that already has resulted in guilty pleas by two former city officials and two businessmen.

The counts include wire fraud, bribery, money laundering, filing false tax returns and conspiracy.

Nagin, a former cable television executive, was a political novice before being elected to his first term as mayor in 2002, buoyed by strong support from white voters.

Ray Nagin

Ray Nagin

Hurricane Katrina in 2005 elevated Nagin to the national stage, where he gained a reputation for colorful and sometimes cringe-inducing rhetoric.


In January 2006, he apologized for a Martin Luther King Day speech in which he predicted New Orleans would be a “chocolate city” and asserted that “God was mad at America.”

Strong support from black voters helped Nagin win re-election in 2006 despite widespread criticism of his post-Katrina leadership. But the glacial pace of rebuilding, a surge in violent crime and the budding City Hall corruption investigation chipped away at Nagin’s popularity during his second term.

Nagin could not seek a third consecutive term because of term limits. Mitch Landrieu, who ran against Nagin in 2006, succeeded him in 2010.


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  • I would be surprised if he did something good.

  • MekongDelta69

    When Katrina hit, it was ONLY the black areas that needed endless help – and always will. (i.e. ‘The Legacy of Katrina’)

    All the white areas were pretty much rebuilt by the residents (with or without external help).

    The above is true for EVERY natural disaster.

    • IstvanIN

      Whites should allow nature to take its course during any natural disaster. Rather than rescue or relocate blacks from the flooded New Orleans, just allow them to care for themselves, like the whites who evacuated before the storm did. It would probably eliminate a lot of the lowest IQ blacks as they turned on each other as the liquor and sneakers ran out.

    • LaSantaHermandad

      And the Whites did it without raping, shooting and looting.

  • The__Bobster

    If a chocolate city has a mayor with a clean record, it’s only because he hasn’t been caught yet. Just give it time.

    • 48224

      NPR actually did a story on “The Barber Shop” program which focused on why so many ELECTED brotha’s are in prison! The big shocker was that the NPR folks did NOT try to blame white racism for it! I WAS STUNNED.

    • Dan Reardon

      It looks like Mr. Nagin may soon be residing in a genuine chocolate city made with chocolate bars and chocolate razor wire!

  • Ed_NY

    I don’t belive it. I am really shocked!

  • storibund

    As an ex-NOLAn, I can tell you: This. Is. SWEET.


  • falsedawn

    I’m shocked, shocked I tell you…

  • StillModerated

    Cable Television Executive, you say? My eye! He’s a sock puppet front man for a corrupt syndicate which profits from the black appetite for the boob tube.

    • Richard from Vancouver

      Don’t laugh or be dismayed but the “sock puppet” Nagin could very well be the 2016 Democratic Party’s presidential nominee.

      • OlderWoman

        Nah. Tell me this won’t happen. Another HNIC…as Riley said ‘that is revoltin’.

        That dates me, doesn’t it?

      • joesolargenius

        There probably going with the Mayor of Lost Angeles so all the illegals will vote Democrat.

        • LaSantaHermandad

          That would be good to have a Vato for President ese.
          Oralé homes!

  • Lewis33

    Are there ANY non-corrupt black Dems? What would sound racist is now a legitimate question…

    • Jason

      Yes there are. In fact, there are probably more corrupt White Repubilcans.

      • Lewis33

        Is that you Toure?

        • Dan Reardon

          I think it’s his significant other.

        • Jason

          No, it’s Jason.

      • Keep Honkin I’m Reloading

        Then, surely you can provide a list at least as long as corrupt Dems, corrupt BLACK Dems especially.

      • Dan Reardon

        Hell we have three corrupt groids indicted in Illinois alone within the past month!

        • Observer

          Several White governors of Illinois, including the former one, have been indicted.

          • Dan Reardon

            Actually there were two governors indicted in eight years, There are now three Black politicians indicted in the last 45 days.

      • OlderWoman

        Eight out of the ten most corrupt politicians in Washington are BLACK. obama is #8.

  • The story I read about the Feds taking a bit out of chocolate state that Nagin is now a “green energy entrepreneur/activist.” It’s such a shame to give someone so clean and pure a Federal prison inmate number…unless that’s another one of his scams. Knowing what we know how, perhaps the Feds should investigate that.

    • Greg Thomas

      The chocolate city ex-mayor will never spend a day in jail. That’s my prediction.

  • They should’ve put up the “Willie Nagin and the Chocolate Factory” picture.

    • Garrett brown


  • John

    The criminals Nagin, Marion Berry, Jesse Jackson Jr. Kwame Kilpatrick, and the entire Congressional Black Caucus should be placed on death row in a maximum security prison and gassed, en mass, the following morning at dawn.

  • So CAL Snowman

    Every single time you put a black mayor in charge of an American city this is the result.

  • Some Guy

    “Nagin, a former cable television executive, was a political novice before being elected to his first term as mayor in 2002, buoyed by strong support from white voters.”
    This sentence is missing the following from the end….”who elected an unqualified black man to show how un-racist they were.”
    Ray would still get reelected, blacks don’t care about fraud and theft, just skin color.

    • Pelagian

      “Nagin, a former cable television executive, was a political novice before being elected to his first term as mayor in 2002 ”

      ^Under the Free TV Stations for Black People Act 0f 1990 no doubt. Just like the dissolute Roberts Brothers in St. Louis. Instead of bringing in “diverse viewpoints”, these stations mostly pulled in satellite feeds of Bling Shopping Networks.

  • shattered

    The article states the following, “The indictment, released Friday, alleges Nagin awarded lucrative city contracts to contractors in exchange for more than $200,000 in kickbacks and first-class trips to Hawaii, Jamaica and Las Vegas.”

    • StillModerated

      What is the attraction to groid bantus and Las Vegas? I know they can have crappy cash management skills, but to mix that with superstitious luck is the reason blacks have remained at the bottom of the social ladder for lo these many generations. I can’t believe he’s taken seriously by guilty white liberals.

      • Because, poor people have poor ways.

        And also, gambling and drug addiction are a lot alike in that they stir up virtually the same part of the human brain.

        • Angry White Woman

          For the same reason some women will cash a $200 welfare check and then spend $40 on Lotto tickets. I see this happen a lot, both white and non-white women. To me it’s stupid, and there are a lot of more fun ways to waste that money.

  • Chris

    Federal indictment? Holder is letting this happen?

    • Greg Thomas

      Indictment is a long way from conviction. Holder will not allow one of “his people” to be convicted.

      • Michael_C_Scott

        Any federal indictment is pretty much a prosecutorial slam-dunk. Nagin is done like a dinner.

        • Most of these charges are going to stick like minute-rice.

          • Michael_C_Scott

            Since two of the defendants have already pleaded guilty, it’s an odds-on bet they’ve also turned state’s evidence against Nagin in exchange for reduced sentences. The saying that applies to a situation like this, with multiple co-defendants is that the last guy on the bus always gets the worst seat.

        • Greg Thomas

          Of course, I hope you’re right Michael.

      • Torquemada

        Well Ray may be asked to take a hit for the team for which he’ll be well rewarded when he gets out in five years and BHO will still be President. We deedent need no steenkeeng election no more.

  • OlderWoman

    Why am I not surprised?

    He lives in Texas now.

    • mobilebay

      Where? Hopefully not near me.

      • OlderWoman

        Frisco, Texas. It’s in the original article.

        • mobilebay

          Frisco is a good, safe distance away, but if the ex-Mayor is still looking for a “chocolate city,” he’s out of luck there. The black population is less than 8% in that town.

  • Jesse Jr.

    A Black politician corrupt???

    Can’t be true, this is just some made up RACIST baloney!

    * Sarcasm turned off *

  • bigone4u

    The chocolate mayor of the chocolate city will be sent to a chocolate prison.

    By the way, it infuriates me to see people refer to the skin color of these beings as chocolate. Chocolate is sort of a pleasant color. Cholcolate labs are pretty, too. The correct reference would be turd colored, as in something residing in a toilet bowl until flushed away.

    • HamletsGhost

      When I visited NOLA over twenty years ago, it seemed like the whole city smelled like a public restroom.

      • It’s still about the same, more or less.

      • OlderWoman

        That was my impression in the 60’s.

      • Pelagian

        I don’t know about that. But I am down here for Mardi Gras today, wearing a button that says, “I Dont Want To See Any Black T!##!es”. You’d be surprised how many thumbs up I get from white guys and even “I hear you, bruh” from a few black guys.

  • As a north Louisiana native allow me to say that I am super not surprised by these developments.

  • SLCain

    At the center of every chocolate city is the chewy nougat of graft and malfeasance.

    • StillModerated

      As Jack Nicholson said in As Good As It Gets: you start with a man and then take away all accountability and responsibility.

  • George

    The indictment can be read in its entirety here:


    It outlines who paid what and how to whom.

    • Big stamp on the front page: “FELONY.”

      Not our Sugar Ray Nagin. Then again, inevitable with our Sugar Ray Nagin.

  • blacksnakes

    African black mambas now play the system and whites getting their cake and eat it too or get it both ways. In other words they now have solidarity and vote or act as one as in the mutt messiah or the thug Treyvon Martin but also do a 180 as individuals only without using their entire race to back them without affecting the black race as a whole.

  • cali

    Black politician a criminal? No, I don’t believe it.

    • Keep Honkin I’m Reloading

      said no one…ever.

  • Gotsumpnferya

    They should make him and Eric Holder cellmates for life.

  • More aptly titled “the feces city”

  • He may have been a political novice, but being a black man, no doubt he was an expert in all things criminal and he was able to quickly apply them to his new job

  • Keep Honkin I’m Reloading

    Looks like Ray’s going to chocolate jail.

  • Luis

    On another site announcing Nagin’s indictment, I posted that he did ONE useful thing: He forever shot down the leftist mantra that “the government will never take away your guns”. That’s the first thing he did during Katrina; all the while Bantu civilians and even some Bantu police, were looting from pillar to post. He was more concerned with confiscating people’s guns, going from house to house. Of course, he blamed Bush for not doing anything – nothing is ever the Bantu’s fault.

    Even now, you have idiots saying the Obama regime isn’t trying to take away anyone’s guns. Yeah, right.

    • Pelayo

      It seemed to me that he confiscated only White people’s guns unless I’m mistaken. Another thing that really pisses me off is when the NRA and Republicans support the Second Amendment by using that argument that no one needs to defend themselves more than law abiding Blacks in the inner city. I don’t recall any incidents lately where Blacks drew down and shot drug dealers and gangs of “youths” who were preying on them. I also can’t seem to remember a jury full of “law abiding” Blacks who convicted a Black defendant who preyed raped and/or murdered a White person.

      I love the interviews with neighbors after one of the many shootings. ” Ah doan git it. Dey be runnin ’round shootin’ at each uthah. Doan make no sense. Dat’s crayzeh.” Wha’s rohng wif deez keeids?”

      They see this as something akin to toilet papering someone’s front porch or ringing door bells and running.

      • Luis

        Pelayo, I don’t get it either. I don’t think Republicans really care about inner city Bantus – they vote Democrat, after all. NRA, however, did use Otis McDonald as its lead plaintiff in the historic McDonald v. Chicago case, in which SCOTUS incorporated the Second Amendment against he cities and states. He is a Bantu who sought to buy a gun to protect himself, in his high-crime neighborhood. NRA said after the trial, that the chances of a Bantu bringing suit improved the chances of a win with SCOTUS, than a white plaintiff.
        Personally, i think gun control laws are discriminatory based on race, not because it deprives Bantus, but because it discriminates against CAUCASIANS. The mayors and police who supported gun control surely know that Bantus and mestizos account for about 90% and up of all homicides, but victims and shooters. But they couldn’t pass laws that overtly took away guns from those responsible – that would be discriminatory a la the Southern ‘Black Code” laws. So EVERYBODY had to suffer for the actions of a few.

        • Daisy

          One of the main reasons I’ve questioned the use of the term Bantu is because it makes you sound ignorant. There was far more than just one tribe of black people in Africa, obviously, so why refer to just one?

          My point is that I would think you’d want to convince not just people on here who have mostly already seen the light but those in the middle out there, and coming across as ignorant or just intellectually lazy doesn’t seem to help. That doesn’t make me the the Thought Police; I simply want to make change, not just noise. Pro-white advocates too often are dismissed as angry. Why make anti-whites’ work easier?

          • Angry White Woman

            Actually, THIS makes sense. We need to look as intelligent, educated, and attractive as possible to get our message across.

          • Luis

            I like using the term Bantu, as it describes any black. Besides “blatta aethiops” is a little too long.

  • we are all shocked

    so what else is new? this is now a sub-saharan african satellite nation now is it not?

  • Pat Kittle

    Just what we’d expect from you AmRen racists!

    Here we’ve got a shamelessly racist elitist crooked Southern politician and what do you do?

    You blame a black man.

    • OlderWoman

      This black man is guilty as sin.

    • Michael_C_Scott

      Umm… err… that “shamelessly racist elitist crooked Southern politician” IS a black man.

      • Pat Kittle


        Good catch.


        • Anonymous

          Now THERE’S a cogent argument!!!

          • Pat Kittle

            On this sacred Reverend adulterer Martin plagiarizer Luther hypocrite King Day let us remember to judge a man not by his color but by his character.

          • Michael_C_Scott

            Since that other black man plagiarized his own dissertation, at least we have not referred to him as “Dr.”

          • Pat Kittle

            Him too??

            That’s rich! (And vibrant)

  • Ted

    If he goes where he belongs (to prison) he will really know what the words chocolate city means.

    • Michael_C_Scott

      Everyone else already knows what that term means; “chocolate” is only a euphemism here for a different, less appealing sort of brownness.

  • Reade

    The fact is that there as many corrupt White politicans as Non-White ones. The former Illinois governor was a classic example.

    • Pat Kittle

      Proportionally shouldn’t there be ~7 times as many?

  • whitepony87

    What is it with black politicians and misappropriating funds / accepting bribes / doing cocaine / hanging out with prostitutes? It is almost like they have some sort of genetic drive to engage in these types of criminal behaviors. It must be something to do with slavery and racial inequality.

  • William Allingham

    It’s obvious that blacks and hispanics know what they want (would not accept a no for an answer) but do not know what is good for everybody (including themselves) that’s why you see them making all the time terrible decisions but because they have different priorities and needs…. Well, I guess its their distinctive way of doing things.