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Bridgeport Mayor Ganim making National news headlines

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- in January, Bridgeport mayor attends Presidential Inauguration

- 2 weeks ago, Bridgeport appeals for state **nding "not being spent on XL Center"

- last week, Bridgeport puts together pamphlet for legislators of projects requiring money

- this week, Bridgeport appears at Capitol Building with Native Tribe requesting Bridgeport casino

 

Now, this week, Bridgeport mayor Joe Ganim is making national and international news headlines by being alarmed at the conduct of the Bridgeport police department after the Police department fatally gunned down an unarmed minority teenage boy and then kept the teenage boy's dead body on the streets for hours afterward, uncovered. Mayor Joseph Ganim said he was among the many people who were outraged that the teenager’s handcuffed body lay in the street for about six hours after the shooting and during the investigation until the medical examiner’s office removed it from the scene. “It’s unacceptable,” he said.

 

All of this attention the Mayor is getting will only help elevate his stature as a leader of Connecticut's biggest city, setting him up as the favorite just 1 year away from the Democratic primary for Governor.

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You're forgetting one key piece of Ganim's portfolio, Wolfie...

 

On March 19, 2003, Ganim was convicted of 16 federal counts: one count each of racketeering, extortion, racketeering conspiracy, and bribery; two counts of bribery conspiracy; eight counts of mail fraud, and two counts of filing a false tax return. Ganim was acquitted of six other counts. Ganim surrendered his law license upon conviction. The charges arose from Ganim's "role in a six-year scheme to shake down city contractors for more than $500,000 in cash, meals, clothing, wine and home renovations." In April 2003, two weeks after being convicted, Ganim resigned from office. He was replaced by councilman John M. Fabrizi.

 

Ganim faced a possible sentence of up to 126 years, $500,000 in restitution, and $4 million in fines. Federal prosecutors asked for a sentence of ten years and one month, while the defense asked for a sentence of no more than three years and ten months. Testimonials seeking leniency were filed with the court on Ganim's behalf, including one from Cardinal Edward M. Egan of New York. On July 1, 2003, U.S. District Judge Janet Bond Arterton sentenced Ganim to nine years in prison and about $300,000 in fines and restitution, in addition to $175,000 that he had previously stipulated that he owed. Judge Arterton said that Ganim's crimes were "stuff that cynicism is made of" and determined by clear and convincing evidence that Ganim had "lied to the jury when he denied any knowledge of fee-splitting deals and other incriminating evidence." Ganim appealed, and the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit upheld Ganim's convictions in December 2007.

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Ok, I would say Mayor Segarra and Malloy are more loved than this guy, individually like better! So how's he become Gov?

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This Ganim creep has a hard on for malloy because Malloy has gone out of his way to ensure that this prick doesn't get any public financing for his campaign. Due to his record of absolute honesty and integrity that Mark was mentioning a moment ago. :)

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Ganim will become governor only if they find fraudulent ballots or if the state allows breathing challenged (aka dead) people to vote. I think the voters are getting sick of the tax, spend and tax more policies of both parties. Even the Dems here are more conservative than Connecticut's Republican Party. Tampa's mayor is a Dem, but he is business friendly...

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