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Ganim Feels The Love, Raises $50K In Comeback Battle Against Finch’s Mighty Campaign Warchest

April 24th, 2015 · 117 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events

Update: $50K raised. To chants of “run Joe, run” by roughly 300 supporters in a packed Vazzy’s Four Seasons in Stratford, former Mayor Joe Ganim Thursday night edged closer to an official entry to try to reclaim the position he was forced out of 12 years ago following his conviction on federal corruption charges, promising […]

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Former FBI Agent: Don’t Enable The Corruption Of The Past To Continue

February 13th, 2015 · 38 Comments · City Council, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics

Retired FBI agent Ed Adams who managed the investigation more than a decade ago that toppled the mayoral administration of Joe Ganim submitted testimony Friday morning at a legislative hearing in Hartford in support of House Bill #5886 to enforce the Bridgeport City Charter barring city employees from serving on the City Council. The hearing […]

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Public Hearing For Government Reform Bill, Hundreds Sign Petition In Support Of Enforcing City Charter

February 9th, 2015 · 13 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, News and Events

A public hearing for House Bill #5886 to enforce the Bridgeport City Charter barring city employees from serving on the City Council will take place Friday 11 a.m. in Room 2B of the Legislative Office Building in Hartford, according to State Rep. Jack Hennessy who introduced the legislation with State Senator Marilyn Moore. Meanwhile a […]

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Retired FBI Agent: City Employees On The City Council Conflicted

February 2nd, 2015 · 32 Comments · City Council, News and Events, State Politics

From Brian Lockhart, CT Post: Critics say it is an incestuous situation that breeds conflicts-of-interest, particularly on budget votes, and leads to questions about whether those council members can truly serve as checks-and-balances to the mayor–who is also their city employer and ultimate boss.

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Former FBI Agent: Feds Examining Roadway Deal

June 15th, 2013 · 13 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events

Ed Adams has special insight into how the FBI works. He was the case agent of the federal probe that led to the 2003 conviction of former Mayor Joe Ganim on a variety of public corruption charges. Adams spent a good three years probing city government before Ganim was indicted on Oct. 31, 2001. Now a […]

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How Investigations Start–Sometimes It’s A Pen Pal

January 16th, 2012 · 18 Comments · Analysis and Comment

By all accounts, so far the investigation by law enforcement officials into the city’s construction management and Minority Business Enterprise programs and internally in City Hall as a personnel matter began as a letter that found its way to the mayor’s office. The letter claimed some funny business was going on. How could the folks in charge, […]

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Are You Feeling Lucky? Plus: Court Ruling Re Special Master

March 13th, 2009 · 19 Comments · Law Enforcement, Media, News and Events, State Politics

3:30 p.m. UPDATE: Friday the 13th, lucky day for me. How about you? Chris Dodd must feel like his mouth has been glued to a diesel exhaust with the motor running. The revved up media fumes just keep on coming. The latest, first reported by Hartford Courant columnist Kevin Rennie and fanned by the Wall […]

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