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Kennedy On Investigations

By Jeffrey B. Cohen

July 14, 2009

So Councilman Ken Kennedy faced the state with Dennis House this weekend.

When asked what he thought about unsealing the state's grand jury report involving Mayor Eddie A. Perez, here's what Kennedy said:

"I know there's concerns probably with the federal side of the investigation," Kennedy said.

Federal? (Screengrab: myleftnutmeg.com)

Then he said this:

"If there's a federal investigation, there may be some interest in keeping it sealed that's for the public good."

Check out the interview at myleftnutmeg.com.

We know there is an active state investigation into allegations of corruption at city hall. And while there have been federal investigators in the city before - see: Hartford Housing Authority - which "federal side of the investigation" was Kennedy talking about?

"There might be a federal investigation that's open and ongoing that we may or may not know anything about," Kennedy told Cityline Tuesday. But he's not had any contact with federal investigators and has no formal basis for making the claim that they're actively investigating, he said.

"There has to be reasons for a report not to be subject to public disclosure," Kennedy said. "Some of those might be federal."

Perez's office did not respond to requests for comment.

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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