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Former New Orleans mayor Nagin charged on bribery charges

NEW ORLEANS — More than a decade ago, Ray Nagin was elected mayor of New Orleans on a vow to root out corruption in a city plagued by decades of it.

On Friday, the former mayor was indicted on charges that he lined his pockets with bribe money, payoffs, and gratuities while the chronically poor city struggled to recover from Hurricane Katrina.

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