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Author Topic: Bridgeport police chief, acting personnel director arrested, charged with fraud  (Read 210 times)

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Surprise more corruption in Bridgeport...

https://www.justice.gov/usao-sdny/pr/bridgeport-police-chief-and-personnel-director-charged-fraud-false-statements

Bridgeport police chief, acting personnel director arrested, charged with fraud by U.S. Attorney, FBI for allegedly ‘rigging’ police chief exam
https://www.wtnh.com/news/bridgeport-police-chief-personnel-director-arrested-charged-with-fraud-by-u-s-attorney-fbi-for-allegedly-rigging-police-chief-exam/

Bridgeport Police Chief Armando J. “AJ” Perez has been arrested and charged with fraud by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York (SDNY).

According to the report from the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Perez and the acting personnel director for the city of Bridgeport, David Dunn, have been charged with fraud “for defrauding the City by rigging the 2018 police chief examination, mandated by the City’s Charter, to ensure Perez would be selected for the position. Perez and Dunn were also charged with making false statements to federal agents in the course of the investigation.”

Acting U.S. Attorney Audrey Strauss said, “As alleged, Chief Perez and Personnel Director Dunn schemed to rig the purportedly impartial and objective search for a permanent police chief to ensure the position was awarded to Perez, and then repeatedly lied to federal agents in order to conceal their conduct.” 

“Bridgeport’s citizens and police officers deserve leaders with integrity who are committed to enforcing, not breaking, the law, and we thank the FBI for their partnership in investigating and uncovering the scheme alleged,” continued Strauss.

“Today’s arrest of city officials including a high ranking, long-time law enforcement officer is a stark reminder that the betrayal of public trust and community members by a public servant is not only unethical but often illegal,” said FBI Special Agent-in-Charge David Sundberg. “We recognize these arrests are not a reflection on the Bridgeport Police Department as a whole, but it is our responsibility to root out injustice and corruption by any and all elected and appointed officials entrusted to protect and serve with honor. We at the FBI will continue to aggressively pursue all those engaged in matters of public corruption throughout Connecticut.”   

Perez, 64, and Dunn, 72, are each charged with one count of wire fraud and one count of conspiracy to commit wire fraud, each of which carries a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison.

Perez is also charged with two counts of false statements to federal investigators, and DUNN is charged with one count of false statements to federal investigators, each of which carries a maximum penalty of five years in prison.

Perez was named acting chief of the Bridgeport PD on March 1, 2016 and was sworn in as Chief on November 13, 2018 – following the exam from which these charges stem.

(See link for rest of WTNH article)

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I'm shocked. Shocked I tell you.
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Ask Ganim for a quote. He’s proof a convicted felon can get his city job back.
 

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Is this state only governed/led by crooks? Are there any decent folk in high positions?

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I'm shocked. Shocked I tell you.


Not as shocked as me.  I was sure all the BLM bullshit and vandalism had flushed the corruption out of Bridgeport.

 

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The guy seemed dumb as a post to me.  Not surprisingb he'd need to cheat to pass the test.
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Mayor Ganim denies involvement in alleged police chief fraud
https://www.wtnh.com/news/connecticut/fairfield/mayor-ganim-denies-involvement-in-alleged-police-chief-fraud/

Bridgeport’s mayor said Saturday he had nothing to do with what federal prosecutors allege was a corrupt process that led to the appointment of Armando Perez as the police chief of Connecticut’s largest city.

Perez and the city’s acting personnel director both resigned after being charged Thursday with wire fraud, conspiracy to commit wire fraud and with making false statements to investigators.

They are accused of rigging the chief’s exam in 2018 that led to Perez getting the job.

Mayor Joe Ganim told The Associated Press on Saturday that he didn’t influence the selection process in any way.
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I have seen Perez several times on TV and he always looked like a dirt bag prick who'd throw his mother under the bus. I hope he gets a nice long prison term but being Bridgeport and Commie-necticut they'll probably make him chief again in a few years.
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Mayor Ganim denies involvement in alleged police chief fraud....


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