Hartford Mayor Heads to Court on Corruption Charges

Sunday, May 9, 2010  |  Updated 4:45 PM EDT
View Comments (
)
|
Email
|
Print
Hartford Mayor Heads to Court on Corruption Charges

Hartford Mayor Eddie Perez heads to court.

advertisement

    Hartford Mayor Eddie Perez is getting what he's been asking for the past year, his day in court.

Perez's trial on bribery and attempted extortion charges is scheduled to begin Wednesday in Hartford Superior Court. He has denied any wrongdoing and vows to clear his name.

The Democratic mayor was arrested in January 2009 on charges he received a bribe in the form of home improvements from a city contractor, who also was charged.

He was arrested again in September, when state authorities charged him and former Hartford state Rep. Abraham Giles with trying to extort $250,000 from a developer who wanted to buy city-owned property. Giles also denies wrongdoing.

The trial will be heard by a six-person jury and is scheduled to last through the end of June.

Get the latest headlines sent to your inbox!
View Comments (
)
|
Email
|
Print
Leave Comments
What's New
Follow us on Instagram!
We post photos taken by our news... Read more
Follow Us
Sign up to receive news and updates that matter to you.
Send Us Your Story Tips
Check Out