Perez, Dunn Plead Guilty in Bridgeport Police Department Conspiracy
The former Chief of Police and Personnel Director for the city of Bridgeport, Connecticut, pled guilty to federal charges of conspiracy and lying to the FBI on Monday. Both will be sentenced in early January.
Armando Perez resigned as Bridgeport’s police chief and David Dunn left his post at city hall after they were arrested by the FBI last month. Perez and Dunn admitted to conspiring to help Perez pass a test that would get him chosen Chief of Police in 2018.
Dunn also admitted he tried to sway members of the job selection committee by saying that Bridgeport Mayor Joe Ganim wanted Perez to become chief. Dunn said he lied to FBI investigators about it.
Ganim served seven years in federal prison for corruption charges related to his first run as mayor in the 1990s. He was re-elected Mayor of Bridgeport in 2015 and has denied any wrongdoing related to the alleged job-rigging conspiracy.