On January 18, 2013, Nagin was indicted on 21 corruption charges, including wire fraud, conspiracy, bribery, money laundering, and filing false tax returns related to bribes from city contractors. The 21-count federal corruption charges were issued by a grand jury. On February 20, 2013, Nagin pleaded not guilty in federal court to all charges.
Nagin was convicted on 20 of the 21 counts by jury on February 12, 2014. These charges included that he had taken more than $500,000 in payouts from businessmen in exchange for millions of dollars’ worth of city contracts.
No official word on Nagin’s assignment has been issued by the Bureau of Prisons, but WDSU-TV, where Nagin’s former attorney is a legal analyst, has reported that Texarkana will be the former mayor’s new home.
Quiet the fall for Nagin who was making $400,000 a year as general manager of Cox Cable when he decided to take a leave and run for Mayor of New Orleans.