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Ex-New Orleans mayor reports to federal prison

2 years 3 months 2 hours ago September 08, 2014 Sep 8, 2014 Monday, September 08 2014 September 08, 2014 11:12 AM in News
Source: Associated Press
By: APNewsNow

NEW ORLEANS - Former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin has reported to a federal prison in Texarkana, Texas, to begin serving a 10-year sentence.

Nagin arrived at the facility shortly before noon Monday. New Orleans television stations showed images of Nagin hugging family members in a parking lot before he entered the lockup.

The Bureau of Prisons operates a low-security prison there with an adjacent minimum security camp. Bureau spokesman Chris Burke said Nagin reported to the minimum security camp.

Meanwhile, a public defender in New Orleans is pursuing an appeal of Nagin's February conviction on charges including bribery and money-laundering. The charges stemmed from the Democrat's two terms as mayor from 2002-2010.

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