Judge grants delay in trail for former New Orleans mayor Ray Nagin
NEW ORLEANS, LA (WDSU-CNN) — A federal judge on Monday granted a request to delay the corruption trial of former New Orleans mayor Ray Nagin.
The WDSU I-Team first reported that request on Friday, noting that it was supported by both prosecutors and defense attorneys.
On Monday, Judge Ginger Berrigan approved the move of the trial from later this month to October 7.
Nagin was indicted in January. He faces 21 counts, including bribery, conspiracy and money laundering. He is free on bond awaiting trial, with movement limited to the New Orleans area and Dallas, where he lives.
Nagin's attorney, Robert Jenkins, did not comment Friday on the reason for the delay. The filing cites the "nature" of the case and its complexity as one reason for the request.