Mayor Ray Nagin was a bribe machine in action, during and after Katrina hit his city. He was found guilty on 20 of 21 various counts.
Being he isn’t in office any longer and someone else is cleaning up after him the news of his conviction will most likely be fleeting.
Popular, progressive, and a real charmer, Nagin probably never saw this coming. He managed to blame just about everything that happened during Katrina on some other person or agency. This time a jury was not so impressed.
The businessmen who bribed him testified they did. (Hard to beat that.)
The former Governor of Virginia is in a similar bind but with the wrinkle that it was his wife who received the benefits from business men/friends.
It never ends.