Local News for Hartford, Connecticut

November 14, 2018

Trial over convicted ex-mayor’s pension begins

An expected one-day trial over whether former Hartford Mayor Eddie Perez’s pension should be revoked or reduced because of his corruption convictions is set to begin.

The testimony is scheduled Wednesday in Hartford Superior Court.

State law allows for the revocation or reduction of corrupt public officials’ retirement benefits. Attorney General George Jepsen sued last year seeking to reduce or revoke Perez’s $2,300-per-month pension.

Perez pleaded guilty last year to receiving a bribe and attempted larceny by extortion. He received a suspended prison term.

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