Bridgeport Mayor convicted on corruption
Bridgeport, Conn., Mayor Joseph Ganim was convicted on 16 charges of corruption by a federal jury Wednesday. The charges include racketeering, extortion, bribery and mail fraud. According to The New York Times, he faces up to 126 years in prison, $500,000 in restitution and $4 million in fines. Following the verdict, Bridgeport City Council President John Fabrizi called for the mayor to resign. “There is now no doubt that the public trust has been violated, that public confidence in the mayorÕs capacity to lead and effectively govern this city has been destroyed,” Fabrizi said. For more information, visit www.nytimes.com/2003/03/20/nyregion/20GANI.html and www.nytimes.com/2003/03/20/nyregion/20BRID.html.