Judge Sentences Ex-Bridgeport Personnel Director To Four Months

Apr 13, 2021

A former personnel director for the City of Bridgeport, Connecticut, has been sentenced to four months in prison by a U.S. District Judge today.

David Dunn pleaded guilty to wire fraud and lying to the FBI about his role in a cheating scandal to land Armando "A.J." Perez a role as Bridgeport Chief of Police.

Judge Dooley told Dunn that his punishment would be less severe than Perez’s year-long prison sentence because Dunn had nothing to gain.

She told Dunn “I still don’t know why you are here” at the end of her sentencing. Dunn said he didn’t know, either.

Dunn will also pay half of a $300,000 restitution to the City of Bridgeport and a $5,000 fine. He’ll serve two years of supervised release and 100 hours of community service.

Dunn is set to self-surrender to Otisville prison on May 25, the same prison where Perez asked to serve.

Maria Periera is a member of City Council.

“Four months. What an absolute slap in the face to every single person in Bridgeport who cares about honesty, who loves Bridgeport, who cares about integrity, who cares about good government. What a slap in the face to every single one of us,” Periera said.

Dunn and Perez will split a $300,000 restitution payment to the City of Bridgeport.