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HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ Former Bridgeport Mayor Joseph Ganim is asking the state Supreme Court to restore his law license that he lost following a corruption conviction.

A hearing is set for Tuesday.

A three-judge panel last year rejected Ganim’s request, saying he failed to show remorse.

Ganim, who once was considered a Democratic contender for governor, was convicted in 2003 on federal corruption and bribery charges and sentenced to nine years in prison, a $150,000 fine and ordered to pay more than $148,000 in restitution.

After Ganim was released from prison in 2010, he worked as a legal assistant at his family’s Bridgeport law firm and has run a consulting business for others facing federal prison.

He was admitted to the state bar in 1983 and practiced law until he was elected mayor in 1991.

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