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Connecticut corruption draws on deep roots

Hartford mayor is latest accused

Hartford Mayor Eddie A. Perez and his attorney, Hope C. Seeley, in court earlier this month. Hartford Mayor Eddie A. Perez and his attorney, Hope C. Seeley, in court earlier this month. (Bob Child/ Associated Press)
By David Filipov
Globe Staff / September 28, 2009

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HARTFORD - They used to call Connecticut “The Land of Steady Habits,’’ but lately it has been more like the land of steady handouts. One mayor received expensive wines and Oriental rugs. A governor scored a free hot tub and cathedral ceilings; his aide landed a stack of gold coins. And a state treasurer finagled . . . well, money. (Full article: 1172 words)

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