Sentencing delay OK’d for Ex-New Orleans mayor

Associated Press

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin has been granted a delay in his sentencing on federal corruption charges.

U.S. District Judge Helen Berrigan on Thursday set Nagin’s sentencing hearing for July 2 instead of June 11.

Nagin’s lawyer said he needed more time to respond to a lengthy pre-sentence investigation report filed earlier this month.

Prosecutors had opposed a delay, saying there has been plenty of time to prepare for the hearing.

The Democrat served from 2002-2010, including during Hurricane Katrina. He was convicted on 20 counts, some carrying a maximum sentence of 20 years.

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