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Judge Backs Former Mayor’s Effort To Get Law License Back

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BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) _ Former Bridgeport Mayor Joseph Ganim served nearly seven years in prison for corruption and lost his law license, but he now may be on track to becoming a lawyer again.

The Connecticut Post reports that Ganim’s probation officer says the federal judge who sent Ganim to prison, Janet Arterton, is backing Ganim’s bid to get his law license back.

Probation Officer Christopher Rogers revealed the judge’s support of Ganim in testimony to the Statewide Grievance Committee, a lawyer discipline panel that held its final hearing on Ganim’s request to get his law license back Monday. The Judicial Branch’s chief disciplinary counsel has been the only person to oppose Ganim’s bid.

The committee will be making a recommendation a three-judge panel that will make a final decision on Ganim’s license.

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Information from: Connecticut Post, http://www.connpost.com

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