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Judge grants public defender to Nagin's appeal

11 months ago September 03, 2014 Sep 3, 2014 Wednesday, September 03 2014 Wednesday, September 03, 2014 7:42:15 PM CDT in News
Source: Associated Press
By: Caroline McDougall

NEW ORLEANS - A federal judge has approved New Orleans' former mayor Ray Nagin's request for a federal public defender to handle his appeal.

U.S. District Judge Ginger Berrigan signed off on the request Wednesday, noting that Nagin's finances qualifies him for public legal representation.

According to a questionnaire filed with the court, Nagin has just $23.65 in the bank. He says he, his wife and daughter live each month off of $360 in food stamps and about $500 in gifts and donations from friends and family. He says he owes $176,510 on his townhome in Frisco, Texas, which is worth $180,000 and in foreclosure.

A jury in February convicted Nagin on 20 counts, including bribery, wire fraud and money laundering. He's scheduled to begin serving a 10-year sentencing Sept. 8.

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