ROS sends a link from BBC to a “couldn’t happen to a better guy” story about Ray Nagin, the guy who, as mayor of New Orleans, watched his city collapse from his hotel room in Baton Rouge. Well, it seems he’s facing 21 charges for wire fraud, bribery, filing false tax returns and money laundering;
The charges come amid an investigation that has already seen two businessmen and two former city officials plead guilty.
His indictment in the case has been long expected.
Mr Nagin, 56, is accused of using his office for personal gain and of accepting bribes and other illicit gratuities while the city of New Orleans reeled in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.
According to the federal indictment, Mr Nagin accepted more than $160,000 (£100,000) in bribes for his family business.
All I can say is “good”. But it’s been my experience that these clowns never get what they deserve, so we’ll see.