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Jury Selection For Hartford Mayor’s Trial Underway

HARTFORD — Jury selection for the city’s mayor begins today.

Eddie Perez is charged with bribery and fraud. After months of motions and pleadings, the prosecution and defense are scheduled to start picking members of the six-person jury in Hartford Superior Court.
Perez was arrested in January 2009 and accused of receiving a bribe in the form of home improvements from a city contractor, Carlos Costa, who was also charged. 

The mayor was arrested again in September, when state authorities charged him and former Hartford state Rep. Abraham Giles with trying to extort $250,000 from a developer who wanted to buy city-owned property. 

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