Eddie Perez: Story Archive

  • Perez Defense: Developer Wanted Access To Mayor

    Perez Defense: Developer Wanted Access To Mayor

    City contractor Carlos Costa said in court Monday that he did free work for two city officials in addition to Mayor Eddie A. Perez because they were in a position to help him with his problems on the troubled Park Street reconstruction project. During testimony in Perez's bribery trial, Costa told...

  • Testimony: Perez Cursed At Employee After Learning That Contractor Was In Trouble

    An enraged Mayor Eddie A. Perez, according to testimony in his corruption trial Thursday, dropped an F-bomb on the public works director when he found out that officials were trying to oust contractor Carlos Costa from the troubled Park Street restoration project. The question is how the jury will...

  • Perez Trial: City Official Testifies About Developer's Shoddy Work

    Perez Trial: City Official Testifies About Developer's Shoddy Work

    Jurors in Mayor Eddie A. Perez's bribery and larceny trial got their first taste Wednesday of the kind of decision they're going to have to make in the jury room about six weeks from now. Opening day in the mayor's felony corruption trial centered on how the mayor and other city departments dealt...

  • Perez Probe: Many Leads, Few Useful

    Perez Probe: Many Leads, Few Useful

    When law officers who were dogging Mayor Eddie A. Perez heard about a list of vehicles that were exempt from parking tickets in the city, they went after it, just as they went after thousands of other documents in an 18-month pursuit of corruption in the Perez administration. The parking list is...

  • Up To 22 To Testify For State In Perez Corruption Trial

    Prosecutors intend to call as many as 22 witnesses in Mayor Eddie A. Perez's felony corruption trial, which begins Wednesday. City contractor Carlos Costa, who is entwined with charges of bribe-receiving and evidence fabrication that have been lodged against the mayor, is expected to testify for...

  • Hartford Council Seeks Legal Advice On Perez's 'Absence'

    With the start of Mayor Eddie A. Perez's corruption trial two weeks away, the council plans to ask an independent attorney to clarify whether the city charter adequately addresses what happens when a mayor is "absent or disabled." The council voted Monday to seek the legal opinion. Members are...

  • Final Alternate Selected For Perez Jury

    The final alternate juror in Mayor Eddie A. Perez's corruption case was selected Thursday, clearing the way for a trial on bribery and larceny charges to start May 12. The jury of six comprises three white women — two from Manchester and one from Canton — a white man from Simsbury, a Cuban-born...

  • Second Alternate Juror Picked For Perez Jury

    A 29-year-old office manager from Simsbury was chosen Wednesday as the second alternate juror to serve on the panel that will hear the corruption case against Hartford Mayor Eddie A. Perez. With the selection of the Simsbury woman, who was acceptable to both state prosecutors and Perez's defense...

  • Judge Rules Juror Can Stay On Panel In Perez Case

    In the end, a judge ruled Tuesday that a Cuban American juror could remain on the panel in Mayor Eddie A. Perez's corruption case. Superior Court Judge Julia Dewey said there was no evidence that the woman's actions as a crime victim in a separate case would affect her ability to be an impartial...

  • Sixth Juror Chosen In Perez Trial

    With the six regular jurors now seated, the prosecution and defense in Mayor Eddie A. Perez's bribery and larceny trial need only select three alternate jurors to have a full panel. The felony corruption trial is scheduled to start next month. The fifth and sixth jurors were chosen Wednesday: a...

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