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Continued: Ex-Orleans Mayor Nagin denies taking payoffs as he testifies at his federal corruption trial

  • Article by: KEVIN MCGILL , Associated Press
  • Last update: February 7, 2014 - 3:21 PM

Even before the suspension, Coman noted, Nagin's executive orders — which he had Nagin read on the stand — gave the mayor "sole authority" to approve no-bid contracts.

The defense noted that Fradella was involved in competitive bid contracts. Coman suggested that the mayor could influence that process, too, and said the mayor could refused to approve the lowest bid.

"Then, the vendor would sue the city for his lost revenues," Nagin said.

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