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Ray Nagin

Data de nascimento: 11. Junho 1956

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Clarence Ray Nagin Jr., also known as C. Ray Nagin , is an American former politician, businessman and convicted felon who served as the 60th mayor of New Orleans, Louisiana, from 2002 to 2010. A Democrat, Nagin became internationally known in 2005 in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.

Nagin was first elected as mayor in March 2002. He was re-elected in 2006 when the election was held with at least two-thirds of New Orleans citizens still displaced after Katrina struck. Term-limited by law, he left office on May 3, 2010.

After leaving office, Nagin founded CRN Initiatives LLC, a firm that focuses on emergency preparedness, green energy product development, publishing, and public speaking. He wrote and self-published Katrina Secrets: Storms after the Storms.In 2014, Nagin was convicted on twenty of twenty-one charges of wire fraud, bribery, and money laundering related to bribes from city contractors before and after Katrina and was sentenced to ten years in federal prison.

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„Some of these guys are so violent that it is hard for witnesses to come forward, and they get involved in repeat criminal activities, so it is unfortunate that they had to die, but it did kind of end the cycle that we were struggling with.“

—  Ray Nagin
Discussing two brothers suspected in 14 murders who were found shot to death, quoted in Mayor: Crime Part of New Orleans `brand' http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/08/10/AR2007081001649.html, Washington Post, 10 August 2007

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„There's way too many frickin' -- excuse me -- cooks in the kitchen.“

—  Ray Nagin
Interview with WAPT-TV in Jackson, Mississippi, August 31, 2005 http://www.cnn.com/2005/WEATHER/08/31/katrina.levees/index.html

„This economic pie that is getting ready to explode before our eyes is going to be shared equally.“

—  Ray Nagin
Speech after making into run off for mayor, April 23, 2006. http://cbs4boston.com/katrina/hurricanekatrina_story_112152722.html

„I think I did everything possible known to any mayor in the country as it relates to saving lives.“

—  Ray Nagin
Transcript for September 11, Ray Nagin, Arlen Specter, John Barry & Ivor van Heerden

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„You know, I'm sure I could have done a lot of things much better, but I will tell you this, Tim: I was there.“

—  Ray Nagin
Transcript for September 11, Ray Nagin, Arlen Specter, John Barry & Ivor van Heerden

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„I just tell you, I'm not a big FEMA fan.“

—  Ray Nagin
Transcript for September 11, Ray Nagin, Arlen Specter, John Barry & Ivor van Heerden http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/9240461/

„New Orleans was a chocolate city before Katrina. It is going to be a chocolate city after. How is that divisive?“

—  Ray Nagin
Further explaining the previous remarks. http://www.cnn.com/2006/US/01/17/nagin.city/

„It's all right. You guys in New York City can't get a hole in the ground fixed, and it's five years later, so let's be fair.“

—  Ray Nagin
Response to a reporters question addressing the length of the Katrina rebuilding efforts http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,210604,00.html (August 2006)

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