Sunday, July 30, 2006

Hartford Candidate in Legal Trouble Over Petitions

Frank DeJesus, a candidate for the Democratic nomination in the 3rd House District, has been arrested and charged with forgery and fraud in connection with his effort to petition his way on to the ballot:
Frank DeJesus was charged Friday with six counts of second-degree forgery, five counts of second-degree false statement and one count of falsely certifying the administration of an oath. The forgery charges are felonies, each punishable by up to five years in prison and a $5,000 fine.

DeJesus, 58, was investigated by the chief state's attorney's office over allegations made by his opponent, Rep. Minnie Gonzalez, D-Hartford, that he committed fraud and intimidated illiterate, disabled and elderly voters to get his name on the ballot.

The warrants for his arrest allege that DeJesus signed the back of five petitions, though he did not gather the signatures. He also is charged with falsely certifying signatures on six petitions in his post as a justice of the peace. (AP)

DeJesus is an ally of Hartford Mayor Eddie Perez, a Gonzalez foe. Perez is now calling for him to drop out of the race.

Source

"State House candidate charged with forgery." Associated Press 29 July, 2006.

16 comments:

Authentic Connecticut Republican said...

DeJesus is an ally of Hartford Mayor Eddie Perez

Somehow the whole story falls into place with that one line.

bluecoat said...

and Perez is backing Malloy, right?

Anonymous said...

og gee, another weekend of Democrat politics as usual in Hartford...

Chris MC said...

And Eddie Perez - unlike hear-no-evil, see-no-evil Jodi Rell - is acting the way the leader of his City and his Party should, telling DeJesus it's time to pack it in.

And he supports Malloy.

It really does fit.

bluecoat said...

Perez and Rell have something in common: they are both poor judges of character...or is it Rell and Malloy?

Anonymous said...

bluecoat said...

and Perez is backing Malloy, right?


I see the logic here:

A Hartford hack commits forgery (similar stuff has gone on with absentee ballots for years, cf. Edwin Garcia in '96 and Coleman/McCrory 2 years ago).

Said hack had been backed by Eddie Perez.

Perez has also endorsed Dan Malloy.

Ergo, Malloy is a crook. QED.

Anonymous said...

Takes the attention from the sleaze democrats in Bridgeport.

Didn't another Dem state rep -- Garcia, I think, get busyed for something similar?

Then, of course, there was Dem. State Rep Barnaby Horton -- no longer practicing law because of similar violations.

Gee, I sense a pattern.....

Maybe Caruso et al should call for a hearing...

Anonymous said...

Anonymous 4:43:

Horton was in the room when ballots were being filled out, and carried them to the mailbox. Illegal, but not close to multiple counts of forgery and taking false oaths.

By the way, Horton had already lost his primary when Elections Enforcement went after him. Seems like Jeff Garfield only makes examples of losers. The winners can get away with anything...

Authentic Connecticut Republican said...

Chris MC said...
And Eddie Perez


You really don't want to go down that road backing that guy.

Check around.

Call some friends that are familiar with the Hartford Windshield / FBI coke sting of the late 1980's and the one major player that (then) agent David M. Spruance just couldn't get on camera.

Give me a break.

NEchick said...

The Hartford person pinched in the Coleman/Mccrory incident is now on Malloy's payroll...

Chris MC said...

C'mon ACR, you drag that'n out every time Perez's name comes up.

Out of respect for our opinion, I googled that and came up empty.

Help me out here. You can email me stuff in confidence if you've got anything.

Otherwise - innocent until proven guilty, and that don't reflect well on you.

Chris MC said...

So, NEchick, someone who did something in the past, nothing funny going on today.

That hardly impugnes Malloy's campaign. And we're talking about the campaign and its claims, not things that people now involved might have done in the past.

Authentic Connecticut Republican said...

Chris MC said... "
I googled that and came up empty."



What pray tell does come up from the late 1980's?

Usually nothing.

Ask around - seriously.

bluecoat said...

I heard Eddie turned Fabrizi on to coke. Any truth to the rumor?

CT Common Sense said...

Wow. Just ran across this blog and can't believe the ignorance and negativity. Why would you make such an outrageous comment about Eddie? Is it because Eddie is Puerto Rican? Or because you will never affect as many people in a positive way as he has and will? How many homeless people have you gotten jobs for? How many kids have you gotten full scholarships for?

Barnaby W. Horton said...

I want to set the record straight regarding comments posted about me on July 30, 2006 by "Anonymous," I stopped practicing law in 2000 as a result of a career change - not because of the state's case against me. Also, all charges against me were dismissed by Judge Wendy Susco on July 10, 2006.

Barnaby W. Horton