Nov 7, 2013
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East Haven's Maturo, Giordano, Perez Make HuffPo's List of 24 'Embarrassing Officials'

East Haven's Maturo, Giordano, Perez Make HuffPo's List of 24 'Embarrassing Officials'

Arnold Gold/New Haven Register

William Illingworth, left, commissioner on the board of the East Haven Police Department, Joseph Zullo, center, Maturo co-campaign manager, and East Haven Mayor Joseph Maturo Jr. celebrate as election results for the mayoral race are announced at Maturo headquarters in East Haven Tuesday night.

East Haven Mayor Joseph Maturo Jr., a Republican, may have been embraced by voters Tuesday for an unprecedented seventh term—but that victory hasn’t served to cleanse his reputation. Today he showed up on the Huffington Post’s list of "24 U.S. Mayors Who Prove We're Also Better Than Canada At Electing Embarrassing Officials."

Maturo is joined on the list by two other former Connecticut municipal officials—Philip Giordano of Waterbury and Eddie Perez of Hartford.

Here’s what the Huffington Post had to say about them:

 5. Joseph Maturo (R) -- In 2012, the East Haven, Conn., mayor countered claims that he didn't care about the Latino community by saying he "might have tacos when I go home." Maturo resisted calls to resign.

6. Philip Giordano (R) -- Over a period of nearly a year between 2000 and 2001, the then-Waterbury, Conn., mayor paid a prostitute to bring him young girls -- including the woman's own daughters -- for sex. He was ultimately sentenced to 37 years in prison. (shown at left)

15. Eddie Perez (D) -- The Hartford, Conn., mayor was arrested on charges of bribery and corruption two separate times in 2009. He later resigned after being convicted on five corruption charges, including bribery and attempted extortion.

See the full list and story at the Huffington Post online.

 

East Haven's Maturo, Giordano, Perez Make HuffPo's List of 24 'Embarrassing Officials'

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