Former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin has been indicted by a federal grand jury on corruption charges.

The charges stem from allegations of bribery and fraud in his dealing with city vendors after the Hurricane Katrina disaster in 2005.

From Reuters:

Nagin, who served as mayor from 2002-2010, stirred national controversy after the powerful hurricane broke local flood walls and inundated most of the city, killing some 1,500 people and wrecking tens of thousands of homes.

After the flood, Nagin angrily denounced the federal government response, urging government officials to “get off your asses” as thousands of people who had been forced from their homes waited for help.



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