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Entries Tagged as 'Ernie Newton'

Former FBI Agent: Wanna Clean Up Bridgeport? Get City Employees Off City Council

January 26th, 2015 · 21 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics

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.

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Finch Versus Ganim, Battle Of The Political Narcissists

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 […]

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Finch Wants Lifetime Ban For Elected Officials Who Commit Public Office Felony

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 […]

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Newton Guilty Of Campaign Finance Fraud, Cleared On Witness Tampering

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.

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Malloy Issued Subpoena In Newton Campaign Finance Trial, Lawyer: Expensive ‘Witch Hunt’

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.

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Who’ll Get Behind Wheel Of Ayala’s Seat? The City’s Political Fast Lane

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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Paging The Wise Men! Three Kings Day Trial For Newton

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?

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