Corrupt New Orleans Ex-Mayor Ray Nagin Reports to Prison, Pre-Sold to Leo ‘Big Daddy’ Jackson for a Carton of Lucky Strikes

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“Normally a new inmate would go for four, five cartons of cigarettes, more if he’s a celebrity. Nagin may be famous, but he’s a boring little bitch, he talks too much, and he has a bony ass.”

— Whitey Fitzgerald, inmate, former hedge fun manager

FCI Texarkana, low-security Federal Correctional Institution

FCI Texarkana, low-security Federal Correctional Institution

Nagin, a Democrat who left office in 2010, was convicted on 20 counts ranging from bribery and fraud to tax evasion. He reported to a federal prison in Texas on Monday.

“Competition for high-profile inmates is usually robust, with former elected officials being among the most desirable among bidders.”

— FCI prison guard

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Pre-checkin bidding for the former New Orleans Mayor was less active than anticipated, according to prison guards. “Competition for high-profile inmates is usually robust, with former elected officials being among the most desirablebigdaddy among bidders.” No conclusive explanation was given for the lackluster interest in Nagin, though some speculate the overall prison economy might be a factor.

 “I don’t care what the press says about him. Or my fellow inmates. I’m glad I won the bid for Ray. I think he’s cute.”

— Leo “Big Daddy” Jackson

“Less than favorable institutional access to tobacco products make it harder for our inmate population to negotiate effectively”, said Mark McGriffin, a convicted embezzler and former Clinton Administration advisor. “And other tradable commodities like gum, and playing cards don’t have the same intrinsic value.”

Whitey Fitzgerald, a former hedge fun manager, disagreed.

“The cigarette supply is not the issue. Tobacco is still the preferred currency.” Whitey said.  “It’s just that…normally a new inmate would go for four, five cartons of cigarettes, more if he’s a celebrity. Nagin may be famous, but he’s a boring little  bitch, he talks too much, and he has a bony ass.”

Leo “Big Daddy” Jackson was pleased with the outcome of the bidding. “I don’t care what the press says about him. Or my fellow inmates. I’m glad I won the bid for Ray. I think he’s cute.”

Other bidders declined to comment.

The NY Daily News reports:

Nagin, a Democrat, was thrust into the national spotlight in 2005, when Katrina overwhelmed levees and flooded 80 percent of New Orleans, killing 1,500 people and causing some $80 billion in damage.

He is due to serve his time at a federal prison in Texarkana, Texas, according to television station WDSU.

Nagin, 58, plans to appeal his conviction. He has said in court filings that he is nearly penniless, and has been granted a court-appointed lawyer…(read more)

NY Daily News


One Comment on “Corrupt New Orleans Ex-Mayor Ray Nagin Reports to Prison, Pre-Sold to Leo ‘Big Daddy’ Jackson for a Carton of Lucky Strikes”

  1. Mike says:

    Another difficulty according to inmates is the Warden has started rolling and packaging his own cigarettes then giving them to his favorite felons. This has be pointed to as a cause for recent inflation. When asked to comment the Warden stated “There has been no inflation detected within the system”. It is worth noting that the Price for Politicians has been removed from the Federal Penitentiary Inflation Index as has the Price for Political Appointees.


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