Former Hartford CT Mayor Eddie Perez, who was convicted on bribery and extortion charges, is taking a novel approach in asking for a retrial, saying that grouping the charges together prejudiced the jury because it made him look “like a liar, a crook and a thief.” Good luck with that Eddie, who was once the great progressive […]
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(Some background on Eddie Perez, to go with my brief post yesterday) Hartford CT Eddie Perez was born in Puerto Rico, was a gang leader as a youth, then became a community organizer. He was elected mayor in 2001 with great hopes that a genuine progressive could revitalize Hartford. Yesterday he was convicted on five […]
Eddie Perez could get 55 years. Sentencing is Sept. 10. One assumes he will resign but with Perez, who knows. I grew up near Hartford. This is just another sad tale in its long, seemingly endless, downward spiral. Update: Perez has resigned.
Colin McEnroe on the corruption trial of Hartford CT Mayor Eddie Perez, speaking about how low expectations for Hartford from surrounding areas clouding the issue. (Some history. Hartford is desperately poor, many of the suburbs surrounding it are quite wealthy.) I want you to picture the town where you live and then picture the chief […]