Subpoenas issued by former mayor Ray Nagin's defense team
Former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin's defense team has issued 12 subpoenas to witnesses to testify on the former mayor's behalf at his corruption trial.
That trial is set to begin in about a week.
The names of those subpoenaed have not been released, but lawyer Daniel Davillier confirmed to WWL-TV on Monday that he received one of the subpoenas issued last week. He believes it was issued in error, and says he has nothing of use to say.
Davillier told WWL-TV that someone in his firm provided limited work to Mr. Nagin after he was mayor. "But I do not expect to be called to testify and I don't think we have anything to add," said Davillier. He said he had spoken with Nagin's attorney. "And I don't think there's any disagreement. I don't think I have anything useful to add for either side."
Davillier served as chairman of the New Orleans Black Chamber of Commerce and was tabbed by Nagin to help put together a public-private partnership that was never launched.