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Former Hartford Mayor Eddie Perezís House Has New Owners

By Kenneth R. Gosselin

June 13, 2012

Former Hartford Mayor Eddie A. Perezís house in the cityís West End has sold after being on the market for more than a year.

The five-bedroom house at 59 Bloomfield Ave. was sold for $287,500, according to city records, well below the listing price of $350,000. The house was purchased by buyers from New Britain, records show.

The house was at the center of Perezís corruption trial in 2010. Perez was accused of lying to investigators about paying for renovations at the house done by a contractor who also was doing work for the city.

Perez was found guilty on five of the six charges against him and resigned in June, 2010. He was sentenced to three years in prison and three years of probation. Perez immediately announced he would appeal.

My colleague Jenna Carlesso reports:

In January, Perezís defense team filed its brief laying out the grounds for the appeal. The stateís brief outlining why the conviction should stand is due June 22. A hearing will then be scheduled. The process could take several months, depending on extensions that could be granted.

Perez is free pending the appeal.

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