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March 20, 2003 | From Times Wire Reports
Bridgeport Mayor Joseph P. Ganim, who was praised for reviving Connecticut's largest city and dreamed of becoming governor, was convicted of racketeering and other charges in the largest corruption case in recent state history. He was convicted on 16 of 21 charges, including racketeering, extortion and bribery. No verdict was returned on four counts of mail fraud and one of extortion. Sentencing was set for July 1 and Ganim was allowed to remain free on bond.
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March 20, 2003 | From Times Wire Reports
Bridgeport Mayor Joseph P. Ganim, who was praised for reviving Connecticut's largest city and dreamed of becoming governor, was convicted of racketeering and other charges in the largest corruption case in recent state history. He was convicted on 16 of 21 charges, including racketeering, extortion and bribery. No verdict was returned on four counts of mail fraud and one of extortion. Sentencing was set for July 1 and Ganim was allowed to remain free on bond.
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March 29, 2003 | From Times Wire Reports
Bridgeport Mayor Joseph Ganim, convicted last week of 16 corruption charges, announced he will resign from office. His resignation becomes effective Friday. Ganim was convicted March 20 of racketeering, extortion and other charges alleging he accepted more than $500,000 in illegal benefits in return for steering millions of dollars in city contracts to his associates and their clients.
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January 6, 2003 | From Times Wire Reports
Bridgeport Mayor Joseph P. Ganim, who drew national praise for his efforts to revive Connecticut's largest city, will be fighting for his freedom in a corruption trial starting this week. Ganim, a Democrat who had planned to run for governor, faces up to 176 years in prison if convicted of all 24 charges. He has pleaded not guilty.
NEWS
January 25, 1992 | From Associated Press
State officials reached an agreement Friday to put up $500,000 to help the city of Bridgeport, Conn., remove a smoldering illegal dump site known as "Mt. Trashmore," Lt. Gov. Eunice Groark said. The state has been in and out of court for months trying to force brothers Russell and Geno Capozziello to remove the 30,000 tons of debris from their wrecking company lot in Bridgeport's east end.
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December 11, 1999 | From Associated Press
A state judge on Friday dismissed the city of Bridgeport's lawsuit that sought to make gun makers responsible for the costs associated with gun violence. Superior Court Judge Robert F. McWeeny agreed with gun makers who argued that the city did not have legal standing to sue because the city had not suffered any direct injuries from guns. "The plaintiffs have no statutory or common law basis to recoup their expenditures.
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November 1, 2001 | Associated Press
The mayor of Bridgeport was charged in a federal racketeering indictment Wednesday with seeking more than $425,000 in bribes to steer business to friends and associates. Mayor Joseph Ganim, 42, faces 24 counts, including extortion, bribery, mail fraud and conspiracy. He said he would plead not guilty and has no plans to step down as mayor of Connecticut's largest city. "I'm being falsely accused. I've done nothing wrong.
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July 2, 2003 | From Associated Press
A former mayor of Bridgeport was sentenced to nine years in federal prison Tuesday for collecting more than $500,000 in bribes and kickbacks. Joseph P. Ganim's corrupt actions tarnished his attempts to improve Connecticut's largest city and led to a general cynicism about politics, U.S. District Judge Janet Bond Arterton said in sentencing him. He ordered Ganim, 43, to surrender Sept. 16. Once a rising political star, Ganim often claimed credit for bringing Bridgeport back from bankruptcy.
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December 7, 1994 | SCOT J. PALTROW, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The biggest U.S. city to enter federal bankruptcy court in recent years is Bridgeport, Conn., which tried to declare bankruptcy in June, 1991. But the petition was thrown out by a judge, who said the city was not really insolvent. The severe inner-city problems that led to the Bridgeport filing have few similarities to the sudden fiscal mess in Orange County, which is one of California's wealthiest regions.
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December 7, 1994 | DAN WEIKEL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Orange County's filing for municipal bankruptcy is viewed by legal experts as a move of last resort that can send shock waves through every level of government and trigger severe economic consequences that might take years to overcome. Governmental agencies seeking protection under Chapter 9 of the U.S.
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December 7, 1994 | DAN WEIKEL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Orange County's filing for bankruptcy court protection is viewed by legal experts as a move of last resort that can send shock waves through every level of government and trigger severe economic consequences that might take years to overcome. Governmental agencies seeking protection under Chapter 9 of the U. S.
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