Attorney General Richard Blumenthal’s office filed a lawsuit Monday which seeks to revoke the pension of former Hartford Mayor Eddie Perez, who was convicted of larceny, bribery, and conspiracy.
Blumenthal said his office filed the lawsuit “because the law requires us to do so.”
This is the first time the pension revocation law that passed in 2008 has been tested.
“There really has been no full scale proceeding under this law,” Blumenthal said. “It’s required by law that we bring the action.”
Blumenthal supported Perez during his 2007 election campaign when some of the allegations Perez was convicted of had come to light. However, Blumenthal refused to say anything further about it Monday.
“That’s all I’m going to say at this point,” Blumenthal said Monday when asked about his previous support of the former mayor.
Perez was sentenced to three years in prison earlier this month. He resigned from the office in June one week after a jury found him guilty of corruption-related charges that included bribery and extortion.
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