Bridgeport

Bridgeport Mayor Joe Ganim
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The mayor of Bridgeport, Connecticut, has launched a second attempt to get his law license reinstated, more than a decade after he finished a seven-year federal prison sentence for corruption.

Bridgeport Police Chief Armando "A.J." Perez leaves the Brien McMahon Federal Building and U.S. Courthouse out a back door on Thursday in Bridgeport, Conn. Perez was arrested Thursday on federal charges that he rigged the police chief hiring process.
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A federal judge has agreed to extend sentencing to April for former Bridgeport police chief A.J. Perez, who pled guilty in a fraud case last year. The judge also extended sentencing for the city's former personnel David Dunn, who also pled guilty in the same case.

Perez also wants a court to make sure his guilty plea in a federal fraud case doesn’t affect his pension.

Bridgeport Mayor Joe Ganim addresses dozens of guests at the first virtual kick off event for reentry advocacy in February.
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A new coalition working to help make life easier for people starting over after incarceration has kicked off a month of advocacy events. The Connecticut Reentry Collaborative Policy Working Group wants people who served their time to begin with a clean slate — and they support legislation to do just that.

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Three police captains in Bridgeport, Connecticut, have dropped a retaliation claim against the city police department.

State Sen. Marilyn Moore, a former candidate for Bridgeport mayor
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Connecticut State Senator Marilyn Moore agreed to pay a $300 fine to the State Elections Enforcement Commission over her campaign for Bridgeport mayor in 2019.

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