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Former N.O. Mayor found guilty on 20 of 21 counts in corruption trial

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Former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin Former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin
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The jury has reached a verdict in the federal corruption case against former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin.

The former N.O. Mayor was found guilty on 20 of 21 counts, including bribery, money laundering and fraud.

The jury deliberated for a total of seven hours.

Prosecutors said Nagin took money, free vacations and trips, and truck loads of granite for Stone Age. Nagin denied taking bribes or giving out city contracts in exchange for favors.

Jurors decided Nagin was innocent of bribery when it came to getting granite for his family's company Stone Age LLC.

Prosecutors argued Nagin took more than $500,000 of bribes and committed criminal acts starting in 2005 and stretching through the next several years as the city fought to recover from Hurricane Katrina.

Nagin said the bribes were actually investments. He also denied allegations that he helped Home Depot open a store in New Orleans in exchange for steering business to Stone Age.

Defense attorney Robert Jenkins said they will appeal the ruling.

Nagin was considered a political outsider when he was elected mayor in 2002. He held the office until he was term limited out in 2010.

The judge has ordered Nagin to home incarceration until his sentencing hearing.

Nagin could be looking at a significant amount of jail time.  Some charges carry a maximum penalty of 20 years.

Count 1: Conspiracy – Guilty

The charge: Conspiracy involving bribery and kickback schemes related to city contracts and the Nagin family's granite business. Maximum prison term: 5 years

Count 2: Bribery - Guilty

The charge: Accepting $60,000 from Rodney Williams and his company, Three Fold Consulting. Maximum prison term: 10 years

Count 3: Bribery - Guilty

The charge: Accepting a $2,250 from Rodney Williams and his company Three Fold Consulting. Maximum prison term: 10 years

Count 4: Bribery - Guilty

The charge: Accepting granite from Frank Fradella's company Home Solutions. Maximum prison term: 10 years

Count 5: Bribery - Guilty

The charge: Accepting a $50,000 from Frank Fradella's company Home Solutions and Michael McGrath Jr., a former mortgage bank chief. Maximum prison term: 10 years

Count 6: Bribery - Guilty

The charge: Accepting granite from Frank Fradella's company Home Solutions. Maximum prison term: 10 years

Count 7: Bribery - Not Guilty

The charge: Accepting a $10,000 bribe arranged by Rodney Williams and his company Three Fold Consultants. Maximum prison term: 10 years

Count 8: Wire Fraud - Guilty

The charge: Accepting a $12,500 check from a company associated with Frank Fradella in July 2010. Maximum prison term: 20 years

Count 9: Wire Fraud - Guilty

The charge: Accepting a $12,500 check from a company associated with Frank Fradella in August 2010. Maximum prison term: 20 years

Count 10: Wire Fraud - Guilty

The charge: Accepting a $12,500 check from a company associated with Frank Fradella in September 2010. Maximum prison term: 20 years

Count 11: Wire Fraud - Guilty

The charge: Accepting a $12,500 check from a company associated with Frank Fradella in October 2010. Maximum prison term: 20 years

Count 12: Wire Fraud - Guilty

The charge: Accepting a $12,500 check from a company associated with Frank Fradella in November 2010. Maximum prison term: 20 years

Count 13: Wire Fraud - Guilty

The charge: Accepting a $12,500 check from a company associated with Frank Fradella in December 2010. Maximum prison term: 20 years

Count 14: Wire Fraud - Guilty

The charge: Accepting a $12,500 check from a company associated with Frank Fradella in January 2011. Maximum prison term: 20 years

Count 15: Wire Fraud - Guilty

The charge: Accepting a $12,500 check from a company associated with Frank Fradella in February 2011. Maximum prison term: 20 years

Count 16: Wire Fraud - Guilty

The charge: Accepting a $12,500 check from a company associated with Frank Fradella in March 2011. Maximum prison term: 20 years

Count 17: Money Laundering Conspiracy -Guilty

The charge: Conspiring to take money from city contracts and granite business. Maximum prison term: 10 years

Count 18: Filing a false tax return - Guilty

The charge: Filing a false tax return for year 2005. Maximum prison term: 3 years

Count 19: Filing a false tax return - Guilty

The charge: Filing a false tax return for year 2006. Maximum prison term: 3 years

Count 20: Filing a false tax return - Guilty

The charge: Filing a false tax return for year 2007. Maximum prison term: 3 years

Count 21: Filing a false tax return - Guilty

The charge: Filing a false tax return for year 2008. Maximum prison term: 3 years

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