Ray Nagin and the Disappearing City Emails!!

Former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin

Former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin

I remember the City Hall email scandal when Nagin was still mayor. WWL-TV asked for his schedule and emails in a public records request. Instead of receiving the materials, WWL gets word that all computer records of Nagin’s schedule and emails have vanished!!

Nagin’s excuses at the time seemed very fishy. Now we know why. These emails and his schedule exposed how Nagin really spent his time- not working on New Orleans’ recovery, but fully focused on his family’s granite business, Stone Age LLC.  Several local businessmen who spoke to the grand jury investigating Nagin testified just how pre-occupied he was. All this would have come out in the wash if Nagin had supplied his emails and schedule.

I am reveling in the grand jury charged to investigate Nagin. He smelled very dirty his last four years in office when he was known as the absentee mayor. He left New Orleans as often and soon as he could, and stayed away for as long as he could. He collected fat checks for giving speeches on Emergency Preparedness to the many who wanted to hear from the mayor who took on Hurricane Katrina and was winning! They all deserve their ticket money back. Nagin was a complete fraud who talked the talk but couldn’t walk the walk.

Now, Greg Meffert and Mark St. Pierre, both having been convicted already, have cut deals with Jim Letten for their testimony about Ray Nagin, who is being investigated by a grand jury as we speak. Both men are seeking shorter sentences by co-operating.

Mark St. Pierre Looking Very Happy

Mark St. Pierre Looking Very Happy

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~ by neworleansmusicman on March 7, 2012.

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