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February 11, 2015

Former Contractor Sentenced in Nagin Bribery Case

NEW ORLEANS—The United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Louisiana announced that FRANK FRADELLA, age 57, a resident of Covington, was sentenced today in connection with his role in the C. RAY NAGIN bribery case.

According to documents filed in federal court, FRANK FRADELLA pled guilty to filing a false financial report and bribing former mayor NAGIN. FRADELLA pled guilty in June, 2012 and cooperated extensively with the United States following his guilty plea.

FRADELLA testified against former mayor NAGIN, during a three week jury trial in February 2014, in which NAGIN was found guilty of bribery, money laundering and tax violations.

United States District Judge Susie Morgan sentenced FRADELLA to serve one year plus one day imprisonment, followed by one year of supervised release. In addition to the term of imprisonment, FRADELLA was ordered to pay a $10,000 fine.

The U.S. Attorney’s Office praised the work of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Department of Treasury, Criminal Investigations Division, and the New Orleans Inspector General’s Office in investigating this matter. Assistant United States Attorneys Richard R. Pickens, II and Matthew M. Coman were in charge of the prosecution.

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