Published Friday, Jan. 18, 2013 | 10:21 a.m.
Updated Friday, Jan. 18, 2013 | 3:33 p.m.
NEW ORLEANS — More than a decade ago, Ray Nagin was elected mayor of New Orleans on a vow to root out corruption in a city plagued by decades of it. On Friday, the former mayor was indicted on charges he lined his pockets with bribe money, payoffs and gratuities while the chronically poor city struggled to recover from Hurricane Katrina's punishing blow. The federal indictment alleges that city contractors paid Nagin more than $200,000 in bribes and subsidized his trips to Hawaii, Jamaica and other places in exchange for his help securing millions of dollars in work for the ...
Associated Press writers Danny Robbins in Dallas, Kevin McGill and Chevel Johnson contributed to this report.