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Robles' Case Continued; Mayor Says Meeting With Robles Was Routine

By Jenna Carlesso

May 25, 2011

State Rep. Hector Robles appeared briefly in Hartford Superior Court Wednesday, and his case was again continued. He is due back in court on June 30.

Robles' attorney told a judge Wednesday that a freedom of information hearing is coming up on June 15, and that the defense wanted a continuance for after that date. R. Bartley Halloran, one of Robles' two lawyers, has said the defense is requesting information about 66 Hartford police officers and that their FOI is pending. We wrote about this last month. You can view that story here.

Robles has not yet entered a plea to the charges of larceny he faces. He was fired from his job as a city police in November after an internal investigation concluded that he fabricated time cards to show he was on duty while actually working private jobs. He was arrested in March and charged with two counts of first-degree larceny.

Cityline has received several phone calls about a meeting that took place last week between Robles and Mayor Pedro Segarra.

Segarra today confirmed that he met with Robles, but said the meeting was nothing out of the ordinary, as he's been meeting with all of the state legislators from Hartford.

The mayor said he discussed pending legislation and the city's tax structure with Robles. Asked about claims that Robles laid out demands related to the Hartford Police Department, Segarra said, "it's nonsense."

"I have been meeting with each and every one of the [Hartford] state legislators," he said Wednesday. "He's no different. He's a state rep from the city."

Reprinted with permission of the CityLine blog of the Hartford Courant. To view other stories on this topic, search the CityLine at http://blogs.courant.com/cityline/ and the Hartford Courant Archives at http://www.courant.com/archives.
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