HARTFORD — Mayor Eddie Perez dashed in and out of court today, only to offer his plea for charges stemming from alleged corruption.
The mayor plead not guilty and asked for jury trial for the new charges of his alleged role in trying to extort $100,000 from a North End businesman.
The case was continued until Oct. 5.
The Court will also hear a motion to combine Perez’s previous corruption charges for alleged bribery with a city contractor.
The three others arrested along with Perez are scheduled to appear in Court next over several weeks.
Perez has vowed to complete his term.