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September 23, 2018
WFCR Local Features
WFCR Local Features
Perez "cooperating fully" with state probe
Hartford Mayor Eddie Perez speaks at city hall Thursday about a search of his Bloomfield Avenue home by criminal investigators earlier this week. YOON S. BYUN, HARTFORD COURANT
(wnpr) - Since 2003, several high ranking public officials in Connecticut -- including former Bridgeport Mayor Joe Ganim and Governor John Rowland -- have been sent to prison for public corruption and racketeering.

Both were found guilty of receiving free renovations on their houses by contractors doing business with the state.

Now, Hartford's Mayor Eddie Perez is denying any wrongdoing in relation to kitchen and bathroom work done in his house by a city contractor.

Perez is facing several challengers in a Democratic mayoral primary on September 11th.

The Mayor told WNPR's Av Harris today he is cooperating fully with a state criminal investigators, who searched his house for evidence this week.

Hear the entire interview with Eddie Perez.

Hear comments from Mayoral Candidate and State Representative Art Feltman.

View the mayor's public statement (courtesy Hartford Courant) © Copyright 2018, wnpr