Nagin must report to the federal prison by September 8th. The judge recommended the lockup in Oakdale, Louisiana. It is the same facility where former Congressman Bill Jefferson is locked up and where former Governor Edwin Edwards served.
Metro Crime Commission Chairman Raphael Goyaneche says that the sentence does not do justice to the crime committed. But, he is hopeful that it won't stop people from reporting corruption, fearing the criminals will get off easy.
"I don't think it will serve as a deterrent to the public going forward to report wrongdoing,"
While a number of analysts were surprised by the sentence being shorter than the sentencing guidelines suggest, Attorney Tim Meche was not. He expected the prison term to be about that long.
WWL TV Political Analyst Clancy DuBos tweeted, "Judge Berrigan said sentence should send a msg, but 10 yrs sends msg that he got lucky when he drew her as judge. Also, Berrigan said sentence shd keep Nagin from running again. EWE got 10 yrs, like Nagin, and he's running now."