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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

3 Occupy Cleveland members sentenced for plot to bomb Ohio bridge near Cleveland: Mayor Jackson had kicked Occupy Cleveland off of Public Square in Cleveland, some say the men were railroaded for fighting against foreclosure fraud in Cuyahoga County by judges, county sheriff, other public officials, others say their alleged talk of violence, which was never acted upon, was against the doctrine of Occupy Cleveland and destroyed the local movement, the 3 White men sentenced were given housing, food, drugs by FBI informant that their attorneys say lured them into a government sting because of their affiliation with Occupy Cleveland

From top left Connor Stephens, Brandon Baxter and Douglas White, all former members of Occupy Cleveland that U.S. District Court Judge David Dowd Jr.  of the Federal District Court of the Northern District of Ohio in Cleveland sentenced to prison terms on Tuesday after the trio pleaded guilty earlier this year to a plot to bomb an Ohio bridge between Akron and Cleveland. From bottom Anthony Hayne, 35, (bottom left) who has not been sentenced after pleading guilty and agreeing to help federal prosecutors, and Joshua Safford, 23, whose case is still pending as  he undergoes psychiatric analysis. Shaquille Azir, 39, below, the FBI informant that gave the Occupy Cleveland members sentenced on Tuesday to prison by Federal District Court Judge David Dowd housing, food and drugs to allegedly lure them into using dummy explosives in a plot to blow up an Ohio bridge between Cleveland and Akron earlier this year Occupy Cleveland members, below, march in Cuyahoga County, Ohio again