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Nagin attorney preps for trial; says no deal being discussed


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.



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