Sex, politics and patronage: The downfall of a mayor

Number 18646
Subject Local Government
Source Republican-American (Waterbury, Conn.)
State CT
Year 2001
Publication Date July 27 to December 31
Summary On July 26, 2001 Waterbury Mayor Philip Giordano was arrested on federal sex charges, people in the city and the municipal government where shocked and unaware of the reason. In a five-month investigation that began on the day after the mayor's arrest the Waterbury-American found that Giordano had associated with prostitutes and possibly used drugs while serving the city. Giordano also used his political influence to secure city contracts to campaign contributors and close friends.
Category Contest Entry
Pages 57
Keywords Local government;corruption
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