But former Mayor's attorney says "there's nothing going on"
Federal prosecutors may be preparing to bring charges against former New Orleans Mayor, Ray Nagin and Fox 8 reports that Nagin has had plea deal discussions with the government.
However, Nagin's attorney Robert Jenkins has told Fox 8 "There's nothing going on." "His position has always been consistent, that he did nothing improper, I can tell you that," Jenkins said.
Sources say it is likely prosecutors have offered to spare Nagin's sons, Jeremy and Jarin from prosecution if the former Mayor agrees to a plea deal. The two were involved with their father in the operation of a granite countertop business that allegedly received "truckloads" of granite from a former city hall contractor who pleaded guilty to conspiring to bribe Nagin.
Another businessman pleaded guilty to making cash payoffs to family members of the former mayor.
If Nagin refuses to accept a deal with the government, there is speculation that he could be indicted by the end of the month.
Nagin, who has maintained he did nothing illegal during his time in office, has not been charged with any crime.