Word from Channel 3’s Eric Parker Hartford Superior is that Mayor Eddie Perez won’t take the stand in his corruption trial. It is somewhat of a surprise considering Perez is an elected official, who has long professed his innocence. Last time I spoke to the mayor before the trial he told he couldn’t wait to tell his side of the story. It doesn’t make sense to me. If you are innocent, what could possible be an argument against testifying?
I blogged about this early this last month.
The last two years of the corruption scandal have been hurting the city, as investors take a wait and see attitude. The Hartford Business Journal had this to say about it