Nagin attorney preps for trial; says no deal being discussed - FOX 8 WVUE New Orleans News, Weather, Sports

Nagin attorney preps for trial; says no deal being discussed

Updated:

NEW ORLEANS - Ray Nagin's attorney says he has a legal team working on the former mayor's defense. Nagin goes on trial at the end of the month on federal corruption charges.

Attorney Robert Jenkins left federal court today after participating in a closed-door conference with the judge and federal prosecutors.

Jenkins said the pre-trial discussions centered on protocols that will be in place during the trial, such as where the lawyers, Nagin's family and members of the media will sit.

Jenkins downplayed speculation that a plea deal could happen before a jury is picked.

"There always can be a deal made even at the moment of trial, but I never said there was a deal or there wasn't," he said. "We're not even discussing that."

Nagin's trial is set to begin Jan. 27.

 

 

Powered by WorldNow

Fox 8 WVUE-TV
Louisiana Media Company, LLC.
1025 S. Jefferson Davis Parkway
New Orleans, LA 70125

General Number: (504) 486-6161
News Tips: (504) 483-1503
News Room Fax: (504) 483-1543

Can't find something?
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and WVUE. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.
WVUE's Public Inspection File can now be accessed online. To access the online public inspection file click here: https://stations.fcc.gov/station-profile/wvue-dt.