Wednesday, July 09, 2014

Good Riddance, Willy Wonka!

It was the day of reckoning for the ex mayor of New Orleans, C. Ray Nagin. After being found guilty of 20 out of 21 counts, prison time was unavoidable. The charges ran from corruption to bribery to illegal dealings while in office. The judge sentences Nagin to 120 months. This sentence was extremely light. I am slightly outraged at this slap on the hand for a corrupt, pompous politician. Nagin was an arrogant sob during his trial. He was offered a plea deal that he turned down. It was for less than the ten he received. Nagin was looking at getting at least 20 years. Why the judge decided to low ball Nagin's sentencing is unknown. But, Matthew Coman the federal prosecutor said he would be pursuing an appeal because he objected to the judge's reduction from what the government suggested. This has been a remarkable fall from grace from a man who was heralded as a savior during hurricane Katrina. To know that he took advantage of his position for money and power makes me sick. I say good riddance to bad grass, Mr. Chocolate City. Maybe he'll learn his lesson while thinking in jail. 

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