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Former New Orleans mayor sentenced to prison, Ray Nagin was mayor during the Hurricane Katrina tragedy and said then that the city would remain a "Chocolate City"

Former New Orleans mayor Ray Nagin By Kathy Wray Coleman, editor-in-chief,  Cleveland Urban News. Com and The Cleveland Urban News.Com Blog,  O hio's Most Read Online Black Newspaper and Newspaper Blog, Tel: (216) 659-0473  K athy Wray Coleman is  a community activist and 20 year investigative journalist who trained for 17 years at the Call and Post Newspaper in Cleveland, Ohio.    ( ) /   ( ) NEW ORLEANS, Louisiana- Former New Orleans mayor Ray Nagin, who served during the Katrina Hurricane tragedy and caused an uproar when he said then that in rebuilding the city it would remain a 'Chocolate City,' was sentenced Wednesday to 10 years in federal prison following jury convictions on a host of corruption-related charges relative to his time as mayor.  Nagin, 58, faced 20 years, which prosecutors sought, but the judge opted for only 10, saying he is not a danger, and citing his age. He was convicted in