Eddie Perez

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Eddie Perez (born 1957 in Corozal, Puerto Rico) currently serves as the Democratic Mayor of Hartford, Connecticut. On June 18, 2010 he was convicted of five corruption charges, including taking a bribe and attempted extortion. The trial focused on allegations that Perez accepted home improvements from a city contractor in return for keeping him on a lucrative $2.4 million construction project, and tried to extort a developer into paying $100,000 to a political ally.[1]