Ex-New Orleans mayor sentencing delay opposed

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Posted: Thursday, May 29, 2014 12:10 pm

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Federal prosecutors are opposing former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin's request for a delay in his June 11 sentencing hearing on his corruption conviction.

Nagin was found guilty in February of money laundering, fraud, bribery and other charges related to his two terms in office. His attorney asked for the delay this week. Robert Jenkins says he needs more time to respond to a lengthy pre-sentence investigation report filed with the court in early May.

In a response filed Wednesday, Assistant U.S. Attorney Matthew Coman said Nagin has had plenty of time to prepare for sentencing since his Feb. 12 conviction.

Coman says the pre-sentence report contains no information that should surprise Nagin.

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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