Your “Dog Bites Man” Story of the Day

by Dave Schuler on January 18, 2013

Via Doug Mataconis: “Former New Orleans Mayor Indicted On Corruption Charges”. Now, “Former New Orleans Mayor Cleared of Corruption Charges”, that would be news.

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PD Shaw January 18, 2013 at 4:41 pm

Its always nice to see a Chicagoan get the opportunity to crow superior to someone else’s corruption.

I voted for my first in New Orleans, it will always be sweet. Here is my record:

Rep. William (cold cash) Jefferson (La.), sentenced to 13 years;
Gov. Edwin Edwards (La.), sentenced to 10 years;
Gov. Rod Blagojevich (Ill.), sentenced to 14 years.
*Gov. George Ryan (Ill.), sentenced to 6 1/2 years.

*Didn’t vote for him for governer, probably voted for him for a lower office, but not sure.

I’m told I need to move to New Jersey to get the trifecta.

Drew January 18, 2013 at 6:21 pm

Good thing you didn’t live in Boston, PD, or the Bulgers would have gotten put away……..

Janis Gore January 18, 2013 at 7:27 pm

And he never indicated he was a prosecutor…

Cstanley January 19, 2013 at 9:06 am

Actually the amazing thing is that, per the Times Picayune coverage of this, Nagin really is the first NOLA mayor to be indicted. Clearly the corruption has a lot of precedent there, but apparently his predecessors all got away with it.

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