Thursday, January 29, 2009

Hartford Mayor Arrested For Bribery

Eddie A. Perez, the Mayor of Hartford, Connecticut, was arrested today on bribery and fabricating evidence charges. The arrest follows nearly a two year investigation into public corruption. Perez allegedly had renovations done at his home by contractor Carlos Costa, who in turn, has reportedly done millions of dollars in contracting work for the city. Further, according to the arrest warrant, there have been “numerous instances where Mayor Perez [in his official capacities as mayor] apparently intervened in matters to benefit Carlos Costa or Carlos Costa obtained assistance from Mayor Perez to benefit himself (Costa).”

Read the story here, here and here.

Read the Connecticut Criminal Justice press release here.

Read the arrest warrant here.

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