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State Supreme Court Upholds Decision Denying Ganim Law License

By JOHN CHRISTOFFERSEN, Associated Press

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) _ The Connecticut Supreme Court has upheld a decision denying a law license for former Bridgeport Mayor Joseph Ganim, who was convicted of corruption.

A three-judge panel in 2012 rejected Ganim’s request for his license, saying he failed to show remorse.  The high court on Wednesday rejected Ganim’s appeal of that decision.

Ganim was sentenced in 2003 to nine years in prison for steering city contracts in exchange for hundreds of thousands of dollars in expensive wine, custom clothes, cash and home improvements.

Since his release from prison in 2010, he has worked as a legal assistant at his family’s Bridgeport law firm.

Ganim’s lawyer, Harold Rosnick, told the justices in December his client has shown remorse and deserves to get back his law license. A state lawyer disagreed.

(© Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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