Ray Nagin

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Ray Nagin
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60th Mayor of New Orleans, Louisiana
In office
May 6, 2002 – May 3, 2010
Preceded by Marc Morial
Succeeded by Mitch Landrieu
Personal details
Born June 11, 1956 (1956-06-11) (age 61)
New Orleans, Louisiana, U.S.A.
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Seletha Smith Nagin
Profession Cox Communications Executive

Clarence Ray Nagin, Jr. (English pronunciation: /ˈneɪgɨn/) (born June 11, 1956) was the mayor of New Orleans. He was first elected on March 2, 2002, to succeed his fellow Democrat, Marc Morial. Nagin gained international attention in 2005 in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, which devastated the New Orleans area.

In 2014, Nagin was convicted on twenty of twenty-one charges of wire fraud, bribery, and money laundering related to bribes from city contractors before and after Hurricane Katrina[1][2][3][4] and was sentenced to ten years in federal prison.[5][6]

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