The Chief State’s Attorney’s office has quietly launched an investigation of Enfield Mayor Patrick Tallarita (pictured), the Hartford Business Journal has learned.

Rumors of political corruption and conspiracy have been quietly buzzing around Enfield for months—years, some residents say—but now the state prosecutor has launched an investigation, putting its weight behind what some have dismissed as town gossip.

The investigation appears to be in its infancy. Janice Kmetz is a police inspector assigned to the Public Integrity and Political Corruption Bureau at the Office of the Chief State’s Attorney. She opened an investigation of Tallarita in early March.

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