Prosecutor in Ganim case leaves for private practice

One of the main prosecutors in the Bridgeport corruption investigation is leaving the U.S. Attorney's Office to join a private firm in Washington, according to the Connecticut Post. Assistant U.S. Attorney Michael Sklaire helped secure the conviction of former Mayor Joseph Ganim. He questioned several key witnesses against the mayor and gave a multimedia presentation to the jury during the case's summation. Sklaire, who will be working with white-collar criminal defendants in his new job, says he loved every minute of the Bridgeport corruption case. He says cases like that come along very rarely. He told the Post the new job will present new challenges and allow his wife to be closer to family in Virginia. Sklaire has been with the U.S. Attorney's office in Connecticut since 1998.

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