Feds seek $500,000 from Ray Nagin

Advocate staff photo by MATTHEW HINTON--Former New Orleans mayor Ray Nagin enters federal court with his attorney Robert Jenkins, left, in New Orleans, La. Monday, Jan. 27, 2014.

NEW ORLEANS, La. -- Federal prosecutors are trying to seize more than $500,000 from former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin following his February conviction on corruption charges.Prosecutors filed asset forfeiture papers Tuesday in U.S. District Court and requested for a … Continue reading→

Our Views: A mayor for himself

When New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin was spending a lot of his time padding his bank account, thousands of New Orleanians were stuck in FEMA trailers, or bunking a dozen to a house with relatives in Baton Rouge or Houston … Continue reading→

Bill offers protection to public employees

Dan Claitor

State Rep. John Schroder wants to protect public employees from reprisals for providing requested information to a legislator or legislative committee.The Republican legislator from Covington filed a bill that would put the protection in state law along with penalties for … Continue reading→