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Attorney General Seeks to Revoke Perez Pension

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HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ Connecticut Attorney General Richard Blumenthal says he has filed court papers to revoke the pension of former Hartford Mayor Eddie Perez.

Blumenthal announced Monday during a news conference that he has filed a lawsuit in Hartford Superior Court and is required by law to take steps to ask the state courts to take action after the mayor’s conviction.
Blumenthal’s office said the motion was served to Perez on Sept. 17.

Perez, who was Hartford’s first Latino mayor, was sentenced to three years in prison for taking a bribe and attempted extortion earlier this month. He has said he will appeal the conviction.

Blumenthal announced his intention to go after Perez’s pension after the former mayor was convicted of five charges in June. Perez stepped down from office a week after his conviction.

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