From Brian Lockhart, CT Post:
Ernie Newton sought to “dispel some rumors” Wednesday as he pitched fellow East End Democrats on supporting his efforts to return to the City Council.
“Everybody have said Ernie Newton is going to jail,” the one-time council president told the small group gathered in the Move Yacht Club on Waterview Avenue, a quick walk under I-95 from the Bass Pro Shops store. “That’s a damn lie.”
Newton’s been to jail. A corruption conviction in 2005 ended a political career that had started on the City Council and continued in the state legislature, where Newton was serving as a Senator when sentenced to five years in federal prison.
Full story here.