Judge grants delay in Ray Nagin trial

New Orleans, La. - A federal judge has granted a request by former New Orleans mayor Ray Nagin and prosecutors to have Nagin's federal corruption trial delayed until October 7.

Judge Helen Berrigan approved the request on Friday.

Nagin has pleaded not guilty to charges contained in a 21-count indictment that includes fraud, conspiracy, bribery, money laundering and filing false tax returns.

Nagin is accused of accepting bribes from city contractors in exchange for helping them secure millions of dollars in work for the city.  The 24-page indictment names the contractors, all of whom pleaded guilty to various charges including giving Nagin money.