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Businessman who testified against ex-Mayor Nagin gets 1 year

2 years 1 week 1 day ago February 11, 2015 Feb 11, 2015 Wednesday, February 11 2015 February 11, 2015 1:34 PM in News
Source: Associated Press
By: Kevin McGill

NEW ORLEANS - A businessman whose testimony helped put former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin in prison has been sentenced to a year and a day in prison after pleading guilty in Nagin's bribery case and in a separate securities fraud matter.

Frank Fradella was sentenced Wednesday by U.S. District Judge Susie Morgan. Fradella pleaded guilty in June 2012 to making a $50,000 payoff to Nagin in exchange for favorable treatment of his business interests. He also pleaded guilty to a securities fraud charge that originated in Dallas.

Last February, Fradella was among the businessmen who testified about bribing Nagin, a Democrat who served two terms from 2002 to 2010.

Nagin was convicted for corruption that prosecutors said began before Hurricane Katrina hit in 2005. He is serving a 10-year prison sentence.

Image: WWL-TV

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