Final chapter in the Ganim corruption saga as jail term begins
Bridgeport's former five-term mayor, Joe Ganim, surrendered himself to authorities Tuesday and started his more than seven-year prison term. Ganim's lead defense attorney Richard Meehan says his client has shown remarkable resilience, and kept his head up even on that fateful day in March when a jury found him guilty on 16 counts of federal corruption.But the ordeal isn't exactly over for Ganim. Meehan says he wants to get back into the courtroom and re-try this case with a goal of having the conviction overturned in its entirety.Meehan believes if Ganim returned to Bridgeport there are many people who would still vote for him for mayor. Bridgeport resident Corbin Cooper claims he helped the city out a lot, and he wishes he were still there. But other long-time Bridgeport residents express their sadness for the city, on a day when a mayor once full of promise is locked up in disgrace.