Former New Orleans Mayor Nagin Reports to Prison

nagingoestojailFormer New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin reports to the Texarkana Federal Correction Institution with just 20 minutes to spare before the noon deadline today. He’ll serve 10-years for corruption. He walked into the minimum-security prison with his wife, daughter and sons at his side.

Nagin was convicted in February on 20 counts related to bribes he received from contractors for city deals in New Orleans. The charges also included wire fraud and money laundering.

Julie Parr has more on what his time will be like in the East Texas lockup.

In July, Nagin’s attorney filed an appeal with the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals. But earlier this month, a judge deemed Nagin indigent and ordered the federal public defender’s office to take over his appeal.

KLAX ABC 31 News 9/8/14