Former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin has been indicted by a grand jury on 21 federal corruption counts.
The 25-page indictment that came down Friday included charges of conspiracy, money laundering and wire fraud. Nagin, 56, has been issued a summons to appear in court.
Nagin’s sons Jeremy Nagin and Jarin Nagin were not indicted but still face exposure, as does his wife Seletha Nagin because of his the charge involving false tax returns.
The case has been assigned to Judge Ginger Berrigan.
The indictment puts a highly anticipated cap on Nagin’s long fall from grace. The former Cox Communications executive was a political novice when he swept into office in 2002 by promising to bring a businessman’s attitude and high-tech savvy to City Hall and root out corruption.