In the case of Bridgeport’s Ganim, he faced 19 corruption charges and spent seven years in prison.
Santopietro was convicted on corruption charges and served more than six years behind bars after losing a bid for a fourth term as mayor.
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Last Wednesday, the Waterbury Republican Town Committee nominated Santopietro for a seat on the Board of Alderman. The panel discusses his very real shot at holding office once again.