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Monday, June 19, 2006

Trouble in Bridgeport

An FBI report surfaced in Bridgeport with an alleged drug dealer claiming there is a videotape of John Fabrizi using cocaine. The alleged drug dealer, Shawn Fardy, has plead not guilty. Records show that at least 13 phone calls were placed from Frabrizi's phone to Shaw Fardy between October and December 2004. Fardy is however, a member of the Bridgeport Democratic Town Committee.

Fabrizi could not be reached for comment. His spokeswoman, Caryn Kaufman, did not return telephone calls Monday.

Fabrizi, who took office after Joseph Ganim was convicted of corruption in 2003, said last week he has no plans to resign.

U.S. Attorney Kevin O'Connor said Friday that Fabrizi was not a target of the drug investigation. He said FBI reports, which summarize statements made by witnesses but are not always corroborated, are typically filed under seal. He apologized to Fabrizi after the document was released.

The Hartford Courant, Mayor urged to address drug allegations, June 19, 2006, AP.


Blogger BRubenstein said...

GC left out that Fabrizi was caught in several lies to the press..he first disclaimed knowing Fardy..then it came out he officiated at Fardy's wedding....then said his brother was Fardy's friend....then it came out about the numerous phone calls from Fabrizi to Fardy....the Fabrizi said he used a poor choice of words...

I know and like John..however..if he is a coke user...or was coked up in the performance of his official duties...or was buying or using coke on city time...he needs to go.
In any event..why does the Mayor of Connecticut's largest city have shady friends?

6/19/2006 06:01:00 PM  
Blogger ctkeith said...

This is the Guy Joe Lieberman chose to Second his Nomination.
Anyone Suprised?

Lieberman's had a "Close Working Relationships" with every pol in CT who ended up in jail including John Rowland who he raised money for.

We need to CLEAN HOUSE in this state.Lieberman has been part of Corrupticut for a very long time.Mr Integrity my ass.

6/19/2006 06:56:00 PM  
Blogger Authentic Connecticut Republican said...

BRubenstein said... "
..why does the Mayor of Connecticut's largest city have shady friends?"

Assuming any of it's true, I guess we could ask the same of you.

6/19/2006 07:00:00 PM  
Blogger BRubenstein said...

ACR..i dont have shady friends...

6/19/2006 07:15:00 PM  
Blogger Mr X said...

These Lamont Supporters are so quick to take shots at Lieberman any way possible.

Why dont you anti war people just accept facts that we are at war and get over it already.

Quit blaming Lieberman and Bush. You people should be ashamed to be associated with that dumbass Lowell Weicker he ruins this friggin state after one term as Governor and quits Because he knew his a** was going to be kicked by John Rowland and he comes out of hiding to support Lamont.Weicker is such a chickens**t and always will be

As for Fabrizi he made a mistake and he is the one who has to deal with it.NOT BR OR CT KEITH or Any of the Other Lamont Hoodlums.

You all keep spewing your pablum and anti war crapola I will be so glad when Joe wins On August 8th and we will see where all the big loudmouths who support Lamont are when he loses.

6/19/2006 07:20:00 PM  
Blogger ctkeith said...

Hey Private Bilko(you're too stupid to be a seargent),

Remind me again why we're at war with Iraq?

All the Hijackers except 1 were From Saudi Arabia.Why aren't we marching toward Mecca?

6/19/2006 09:50:00 PM  
Blogger AnonAndOnAndOn said...

Hey Bilko,

Congrats on your first non-5th CD "Oh why doesn't the GOP stop whining" post!

Very whiny.

6/19/2006 10:37:00 PM  
Blogger BRubenstein said...

Sgt Dildo...stop calling Keith and i hoodlums..you are a disgrace to say that stuff.

6/19/2006 11:15:00 PM  
Blogger Chris MC said...

Rumor has it that non-political friends of Fardy claim to have seen the tape, that it was from a security camera in a restaurant, and claim it takes place well prior to Fabrizi becoming Mayor.

I can't claim any expertise, but it seems to me that if O'Connor was that quick to say Fabrizi is not a target of the investigation and to take the unusual step of publicly apologizing to him, chances are this is not something that has any legal bearing on the Mayor. Coupled with the probably reliable scuttlebutt above, I'm inclined to give him a large measure of benefit of the doubt here.

Keith, on a human level, glad to see you back in action. That said, you might want to hold your fire until some facts are known.

Bruce, I suggest (based on what I've heard) you make a few calls and find out more about Fardy's political ties before you post any more potentially inflammatory stuff. There sounds to be some very mundane and simple facts that do not run in the direction of the Mayor having "shady friends", or a drug habit.

Just a suggestion or two there, fellas.

6/19/2006 11:52:00 PM  
Blogger ctkeith said...

Fabrizi,at the very least,was stupid enough to be traveling in circles where known drug dealers were present and was obviously snorting the shit.

I understand Bridgeport and Waterbury don't expect much of their politicians but I was hoping video of the slob snorting coke was still unacceptable behavior for a mayor even if it took place a few months before he was sworn in.

I'm no innocent and personally wish most drugs were Legal but this behavior should disqualifiy Fabrizi as Mayor of a city with the needs and history of B-port as far as any sane human being is concerned.

6/20/2006 12:07:00 AM  
Blogger BRubenstein said...

dear attorney McC...fabrizi officiated at his wedding...make about 20 calls to him ( long after he was sworn in as mayor) and...fardy was on the town committee and arrested for drug sales...

Chris....if we are gonna take back the government and have a clean state we have to not "cover" for one of our own.YOu do know he seconded Joementum's nomination...and what a Lamont ad that would be...

Fabrizi is innocent till proven guilty but he should own up to what those " poor personal choices" were...and id he used drugs...resign from office.

6/20/2006 12:26:00 AM  
Blogger Chris MC said...

OK, neither one of you took my point. I'll leave the subject now.....

6/20/2006 12:39:00 AM  
Blogger Authentic Connecticut Republican said...

BRubenstein said... "
ACR..i dont have shady friends... "

It appears you in fact do.

Connecticut Post:
Bridgeport Mayor John M. Fabrizi has admitted he has used cocaine since taking office..

6/20/2006 10:32:00 AM  
Blogger BrassBoy said...

ctkieth, what does Waterbury have to do with anything? The city of Waterubry and its "politicians" have absolutely nothing to do with this story.

The Democratic mayor of the state's largest city being a coke-head is the story. The second Democratic mayor in a row in that city who has proven to be a scumbag.

But I'm sure we'll have to hear more about how John Rowland, Waterbury, etc. are the reasons why CT is such a corrupt place...

6/20/2006 11:04:00 AM  

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