Ex-Ganim campaign manager sentenced

(07/16/03) NEW HAVEN - Lenny Grimaldi, former Bridgeport mayor Joe Ganim's one-time close friend and campaign manager, will spend 14 months in prison and pay $75,000 in fines for his role in Bridgeport's corruption scandal.

That is less than the federal guidelines and the recommendation of the U.S. Probation Department.

Before the sentencing Wednesday, U.S. Attorney Ronald Apter had asked Judge Janet Arterton to consider a more lenient sentence, since Grimaldi's testimony helped the government secure Ganim's conviction on 16 federal counts back in March.

In June of 2001, Grimaldi pleaded guilty to racketeering conspiracy and tax fraud charges for his role in the corruption scandal that rocked the Park City.

He will turn himself into prison on August 27. 

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