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N.O. businessman sentenced on bribery charges

1 year ago March 12, 2014 Mar 12, 2014 Wednesday, March 12 2014 Wednesday, March 12, 2014 10:58:51 AM EDT in News
Source: Associated Press

NEW ORLEANS - A New Orleans businessman who pleaded guilty to bribing the former Plaquemines Parish Sheriff has been sentenced to 15 years in prison.

Aaron Bennett also says he bribed former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin with a free plane ride to Chicago and Las Vegas in 2007.

Bennett was sentenced Wednesday by U.S. District Judge Stanwood Duval. His sentencing was delayed until after the federal corruption trial of Nagin was over, although Bennett wasn't called to testify.

Nagin was found guilty on 20 out of 21 corruption charges.

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