(New Orleans, LA) Former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin has been indicted on 21 federal corruption counts by a grand jury.
Charges include conspiracy, money laundering and wire fraud.
Nagin was highly criticized for his handing of preparations for Hurricane Katrina.
Last June, a New Orleans area businessman, Frank Fradella admitted to paying off an unnamed former city official, believed to be Nagin, in exchange for favorable treatment for Fradella’s business, Home Solutions.
Prosecutors say Fradella provided $50,000 in cash, a contract for future consulting work, and truckloads of free granite to that official.
Nagin and his two sons owned a granite counter top business called Stone Age.