Former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin will have to serve some time in prison.

Nagin has been sentenced to ten years in federal prison for his convictions on charges of bribery, money laundering and other crimes.

Nagin was convicted on February 12 of accepting hundreds of thousands of dollars from businessmen who wanted work from the city or Nagin's support for projects -- both before and after Hurricane Katrina.

The bribes came in the form of money, free vacation trips and truckloads of free granite for the mayor's family business. He could have been sentenced to 20 years. The 58-year-old Democrat defiantly denied any wrongdoing at his trial.