Former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin was convicted of 20 counts of corruption, while found not guilty on one count. Nagin was the mayor of the Crescent City from 2002 to 2010, during the devastation of the city by Hurricane Katrina and the subsequent massive rebuilding.
Lew discusses the endemic corruption that is the nature of all levels of government. The question that interests him is ‘why was Nagin singled out’? Did he run afoul of someone in the giant USG apparatus? After all, given the political climate, why is anyone surprised that when you put the slops in the trough that the pigs come out and eat it ? (5:17)
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