Danzinger Bridge Ruling Prompts Former NOLA Mayor’s Attorney To File To Postpone Trial


An attorney for former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin filed to postpone his client’s corruption trial indefinitely after a judge granted a new trial in the Danzinger Bridge shooting case this week, the New Orleans Times-Picayune reported Thursday.

U.S. District Judge Kurt Engelhardt said in his Tuesday ruling that several government attorneys posted anonymous comments on the Times-Picayune’s website that “distorted” justice in the Danzinger Bridge case. Nagin’s attorney, Robert Jenkins, said in a filing Thursday that the same anonymous commenting by prosecutors on criminal matters is a concern in his client’s case, according to the newspaper.

Nagin was indicted by a federal grand jury in January on charges including bribery, money laundering and tax fraud. He pleaded not guilty in February.

This post has been updated.