In the spring of 2003 the FBI agent who began the investigation that toppled a once-popular Bridgeport mayor reflected on the state of the city from his office Downtown. “The city will never be cleaned up until you get city employees off the City Council,” the agent said.
Entries Tagged as 'Ernie Newton'
January 26th, 2015 · 21 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics
January 21st, 2015 · 25 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics
Former Mayor Joe Ganim, after more than a decade asserting he did nothing wrong, issued a disingenuous public apology recently because it was strategically expedient as he weighs a political comeback from his public corruption conviction that forced him from office 12 years ago. Mayor Bill Finch, after years of supporting second chances, now says […]
January 18th, 2015 · 42 Comments · City Politics, Law Enforcement, News and Events, State Politics
Following the conviction last week of former State Senator Ernie Newton on campaign finance charges, Mayor Bill Finch issued a rather lengthy news release detailing his support to “beat back public corruption” including “a lifetime disqualification for any elected official who commits a felony through the use, or attempted use, of their position.” It’s a […]
January 17th, 2015 · 7 Comments · News and Events
From David Owens, Hartford Courant: A jury has found former state Sen. Ernie Newton guilty of three counts of illegal practices in campaign financing, but innocent of a charge of witness tampering.
January 6th, 2015 · 19 Comments · News and Events
On the eve of the Hartford campaign finance trial of former State Senator Ernie Newton, Governor Dan Malloy Monday afternoon was issued a subpoena by Newton’s lawyer Darnell Crosland, according to Bridgeport City Sheriff David Goodman who served the papers to the governor at his office in Hartford.
December 23rd, 2014 · 3 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, City Politics, State Politics
Now in the driver’s seat, Andres Ayala shouldn’t have to worry about his voting address anymore. On January 7, the state senator is scheduled to become commissioner of the Department of Motor Vehicles. A special election will be scheduled to fill his vacancy. Could this be a free-for-all?
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December 8th, 2014 · 3 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events
The Hartford campaign finance trial of Ernie Newton, the self-proclaimed Moses of his peeps, is scheduled to begin on Three Kings Day January 6th. Will witnesses have an epiphany?