Former mayor Ray Nagin released from federal prison

Former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin
Former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin
Updated: Apr. 27, 2020 at 9:57 PM CDT
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NEW ORLEANS, La. (WVUE) - Former New Orleans mayor Ray Nagin has been released from federal prison due to COVID-19 concerns.

Nagin was serving a 10-year prison sentence in Texarkana, Texas after he was convicted on corruption charges in 2014.

According to his brother-in-law Cedric Smith, he is now at home in Dallas with his family.

The Federal Government has been releasing some inmates early to address concerns about the COVID-19 virus.

Nagin was originally scheduled to be released in March of 2023.

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