UPDATE: Here’s our story.
Last month, political opponents of Hartford Mayor Pedro Segarra raised concerns about his ethics disclosures to the city regarding rental properties owned by his spouse. But as Cityline first reports, a legal opinion commissioned by the city says the mayor has no conflict of interest and didn’t violate the city’s ethics code. We’ll have a story later. Here’s the legal opinion. Below is Segarra’s statement:
“The fundamental finding in this opinion is that no wrongdoing or inappropriate benefit was ever conferred or sought and that any oversight was corrected via the amended filings. HUD also agreed that nothing inappropriate occurred. This city has huge challenges that are being addressed and political distractions like this only hurt the residents in the end.”