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NEW ORLEANS - Former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin has been sentenced to 10 years in prison for his conviction on bribery, money laundering and other corruption charges. 

Prosecutors said the actions for which he was convicted spanned his two terms as mayor — including the chaotic years after Hurricane Katrina devastated the city in 2005.

US District Judge Helen Berrigan handed down the sentence Wednesday morning.

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