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Former Bridgeport Police Chief Armando J. Perez leaves Federal Court in Bridgeport after pleading guilty Monday, Oct. 5, 2020. Two former officials of Connecticut's largest city pleaded guilty to federal charges stemming from what prosecutors called a corrupt process that led to the police chief's appointment in 2018. (Brad Horrigan/Hartford Courant via AP)

Police chief, city official plead guilty in hiring scam

Oct. 5, 2020 3:01 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Two former officials of Connecticut's largest city pleaded guilty Monday to federal charges stemming from what prosecutors called a corrupt process that led to the police chief's appointment in 2018. Former Bridgeport Police Chief Armando “A.J.” Perez and the city's...