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1-18-13 3:10pm Ray Nagin's attorney Robert Jenkins

Jan 18, 2013|

Spud and WWL legal anaylst Chick Foret talk with Ray Nagin's lawyer Robert Jenkins about the indictment of Nagin announced today.

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Automatically Generated Transcript (may not be 100% accurate)

Joining us now in the in the studio mr. -- he's been with a sore for about an hour he came over and I asked stale or from minute and then -- joining us also is. The attorney for a former mayor Ray Nagin Robert Jenkins I don't Robert here. Are you doing good thanks for taking the time -- -- today I know you've been pretty bill as the enemy we have been talking about you know you represent Aaron Bruce. Human trod the boards there Robert. Well just trying to work hard to talented guitar that's basically. What do I owe the honor of your phone call even though I know you're not gonna release any information -- are obligated to ask you want to stuff it -- though. You know what I mean first off we have there's all these words about a sweet deal and all the rest of this -- stuff I mean what are we -- what's going on we you guys surprised by this -- and today. Well we were surprised that in timely candidate because. We -- still talking with the government and attacked we have. He talked about meeting next week as well. And if we could come with some understanding of the -- again. My client has always maintained his innocence but to answer questions we -- definitely shocked that -- changes -- They gave no indication he did did you argue that understanding we're gonna speak next week and yet. We did so you don't have in something in the calendar girl will be there Tuesday afternoon talk for a. Now we have an agreement to meet next to the and we weren't on the daily meant nothing would happen this week but you know things happen they may have met with the our -- and also determined that you know festival -- that and we understand that a nomad and repair worldly they apparently does not work on them force so. They have a job to do and we have a -- to do. When oh when was the statue of limitations coaster accident Thomas this was all you know the calendar played a big deal about it being -- Well chick is absolutely correct and -- opinion -- time was running out very quickly on and which would have been -- next week probably around and in the next week. And he's correct and we think Kennedy came down that and -- very close. How also call them that I have been listening in they wanted to call it alleged that sequence. In a racist -- paying them it is far probably he's a very -- person to deter any. And I called him many times for help and I -- that the cases so in three that I -- Well. I appreciate that is that is very economy a mile you've got to. We rescind its art and text messages about the -- same thing and Mikey says it's -- somebody talking about if he gets if he gets convicted some people say. It's because he's black canopy gets off some -- these black. He has he is under indictment because. The United States attorney's office alleges that he. Committed crimes they don't they're not looking at anything other than that. Now and and that's absolutely correct that that I work with map and raised Quebec native New Year's event. There's definitely in my opinion and not coming toward the same insecurities it. African American a black they believe that he committed a crime to make awful that we believe that he didn't and we prepare irritable -- well. When I was asking -- when he thinks it's gonna happen. He said not 2013 maybe a twelve to eighteen months away if -- does go to trial what's your I mean just off the top you're headed. If it does go to trial I'm not asking you to speculate if that will not but it it dog it's. Are we looking at because of the people used to working with re talking eighteen months to while. After for the which they did this to the complicated cases because it takes a lot of discovery of information so. I think that's a very and investment -- long it's gonna take a fully get picked. And and when you talk about discovery I was asking trick to this I mean when they brought me and they've got a 21 count indictment chick refer to it on air. As the as the kitchen sink so basically it looks like they threw everything that they possibly could however they had to have some charge or some. Event or something that the two point at each one of those 21 different charges to come match -- does that mean there. Halfway through being prepared to go to trial or is this just throwing things against the wall. No matter I think that -- -- well. You know that they're oblivious -- -- superseding indictment because -- -- -- speculation that. This may be brought incidents and they didn't at this point of Lehman one at a later date. But. I can assure you that you know we. Have looked at this we've been on top of that and we are prepared to defend and messed -- that's a continued detention. And and I mean my only other question and and you can't reveal a lot of this stuff because that all of this stuff was dropped in your lap today just like all the rest of us. The only other question -- what habits change of venue and a mask in that for a couple of reasons but also because the idea. I'm I'm reading the statement from the from the US attorney's office that those are Ray Nagin has moved to Frisco Texas would he try I know build the allegations are all based right here what he try to get something closer to his new home. Well I I believe that curious. A 100% of the time -- the right thing we'll get to a point to make a decision whether and that a change of venue. Motion will be proper. To probably didn't we don't think so because we think we can -- effect on here so that's what we've. And and and your -- and US attorney's office -- the district attorney of Orleans Paris so they're going to be drawing from what seven to thirteen Paris's biggest. Yeah orbit will be drawn from many different -- but the thing about it is that they all of the -- evident as we have looked at it and we think that they have some problems what I think that we can go forward to be successful. So we're looking at -- -- had this what had 21. Count indictment doesn't mean that is guilty in fact he's innocent until proven to. And and and I know you when chick knows you and -- basically everybody else around him those you when you're gonna. Your Bulldog Monica to the stuff that I got in. Well I appreciate an opposite before. You know we own -- and we -- critical Florida not that total treatment flatly called again. Aren't yet rather preparation that the -- just a quick question and and you said they yell at an agreement to meet on Tuesday in this was a total surprise to you. The year and I don't want to put words the amount that do you do you feel like he was sandbags today. Well known I'm not really mean things happen today to the panel when nine decision. That. Does that aren't enough signal we need to move forward. Our -- I don't know what happened. In between the time that we -- plans but. We certainly were surprised -- says. There was that was an agreement on this sensitive to the troops that lead to complex lesions and that's what. And but he had an agreement to meet next week they drop this indictment on you today 21 counts two day so the actual. Releasing of the indictment is one thing but were you aware of the 21 charges they were -- that report today. Only oil where many things that -- when looking at on. I mean -- you'd have a chance to see something written out like this and diamond was. Well and it was right that we discussed many many aspects of this case and that -- -- that I'd known as well they've talked to -- candidly. And we've -- that the -- and -- on that simple but ambitious in question will we -- surprised we definitely something to assist the troops. Please do you still planning to meet on Tuesday but I doubt that it. About that make them pay for the copy -- they can't do that benefits -- Though I'll spring for coffee. Narrow but you know another upset about that does that with great definitely gonna move forward. Has the meeting -- canceled for Tuesday. We have had no conversations with them about whether or not we can't -- that. But at this point. As that that we -- -- credible for a -- Mittal we have talked many times and we'll see what happens that. At this time they'll have a meeting on agreement that there will be a plea done would been discussed. Leaving the attorneys. And united on this for along time -- only do have a plea is to continue to discuss it and in. You know I have the greatest respect for you and I have great respect for Republicans -- -- Coleman and it would be my advice to all sides that the meeting still take place on Tuesday. Well I mean like -- so we all accidentally without them you have to that. Leaving be attacked his involvement many attorneys involved in this case and we and it's about us what we can we can do. Well good luck to you got -- thanks for calling I appreciated that much.

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