From Dan Tepfer, CT Post:
Former Police Chief Armando Perez, facing up to two years in prison for cheating on the police chief exam and lying to the FBI about it, appealed for leniency Tuesday.
“The defendant, Armando ‘A.J.’ Perez, is a 65-year-old, former police officer of 37 years, who faithfully served the Bridgeport community his entire adult life, before losing nearly everything over the last seven months–his career, his reputation and most of his life’s savings–on account of his willingness to cheat during the chief of police selection process, and then lie about it to federal investigators,” states the memorandum filed in U.S. District Court by his lawyer. “It is a cautionary tale that will be retold long after this case is over. What was supposed to be the crowning achievement of a public servant’s career has instead been his undoing.”
… Perez is scheduled to be sentenced by U.S. District Judge Kari Dooley on April 12; Dunn is set for sentencing the following day.
In Perez’s sentencing memorandum, his lawyer, Robert Frost, urges the judge to impose a period of probation or house arrest instead of prison time. It states that a prison term could put Perez’s life at risk.
Full story here.