Eddie A. Perez

Deadlines Set In First Trial For Ex-Hartford Mayor Perez

Deadlines Set In First Trial For Ex-Hartford Mayor Perez

A Superior Court judge on Monday set key deadlines in the first of former Mayor Eddie Perez's new cases.

Motions are due by Dec. 16 and arguments are scheduled for Jan. 17 in Perez's bribery case, the first of two cases to be retried by the state.

Lawyers said that once the bribery case is resolved, the court will take up Perez's extortion case.

Perez was convicted in 2010 of five felony corruption charges, including receiving a bribe and criminal attempt to commit first-degree larceny by extortion. The convictions were reversed by the state Appellate Court and then the state Supreme Court, which both found that Perez did not get a fair trial.

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