Former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin Sentenced to 120 months in Prison

By NBC News

Published 07/09 2014 10:20AM

Updated 07/09 2014 06:00PM

New Orleans -- Former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin sentenced to 120 months in prison. U.S. District Judge Helen Berrigan also ordered Nagin to pay restitution.

Nagin was convicted on Feb. 12 of accepting more than $500,000 worth of bribes and free trips from contractors in exchange for helping them clinch millions of dollars in city work when he was mayor of New Orleans, both pre- and post-Hurricane Katrina. 

He was found guilty of 20 out of 21 counts in the indictment. Nagin, a Democrat who was mayor for two terms from 2002 to 2010, denied he took any bribes in service to the legal profession.

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