Former Hartford Mayor Eddie Perez sentenced to three years in prison

September 14, 2010

Former Hartford Mayor Eddie Perez was sentenced to three years in prison by the Hartford Superior Court. Prosecutor Michael Gailor had offered a sentence of five years to the judge in the case, Julia Dewey, for the purpose of serving as a deterrent to potential future corruption acts, according to the Hartford Courant.

At the end of June, Mr. Perez was found guilty on five out of six charges – accessory to fabrication of evidence, conspiracy to commit first degree larceny by extortion, conspiracy to fabricate evidence, criminal attempt to commit first-degree larceny by extortion, and receiving a bribe – by a jury at the Hartford Superior Court. He was found not guilty on fabricating evidence.
Eddie Perez resigned as mayor of Hartford at the end of June after having been found guilty on the five out of six charges, and the then City Council President Pedro Segarra became the Connecticut capitol’s new mayor.

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