USA An indictment, an election: Can Ray Nagin help New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu win reelection? (+video)

Former New Orleans mayor Ray Nagin is being tried on corruption charges related to bribes after Hurricane Katrina. It's a reminder of the city's darker past as Mayor Mitch Landrieu seeks reelection.

By , Staff writer

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As Mayor Mitch Landrieu, the Crescent city’s first white mayor in four decades, attempts to convince New Orleanians to give him another term, another man, another mayor, still lurks in the background to remind the city of its most troubling days.