HARTFORD, Conn. (WTNH)– The former mayor of Hartford will be at the state Supreme Court, all of it stemming from a corruption conviction.
Eddie Perez will be inside Connecticut’s highest court as the prosecution in his case tries to reverse a decision that was made two years ago.
State prosecutors are appealing an appellate court ruling. That ruling said the charges Perez was facing were improperly combined into one case and because of that new trials were ordered. The prosecution disagrees with that lower court ruling.
As you may recall, Perez served as mayor from 2001 and 2010. He was then convicted of accepting a contractor’s bribe. As well as extorting $100,000 from a developer. He was sentenced to time behind bars but has remained free during his appeal.
The Connecticut Supreme Court will hear arguments in this case sometime Tuesday and ultimately make a decision in this case.