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Hartford mayor arrested again

September 03, 2009|Times Wire Reports

Hartford Mayor Eddie A. Perez surrendered to state police for the second time this year to face corruption charges, this time on allegations that he and a former state lawmaker tried to extort money from a real estate developer.

Perez, who was charged in January with taking a bribe from a city contractor, and former state Rep. Abraham Giles turned themselves in and were charged with attempted extortion and conspiracy.

The mayor, a Democrat, denied the allegations and vowed to remain in office.

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