Perez Attends MARG Party

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Several people who attended the Maple Avenue Revitalization Group party Thursday at St. Augustine Church said they spotted a familiar face: former Mayor Eddie Perez.

In case you missed it, the appellate court on Monday overturned Perez’s five felony corruption convictions and ruled that he should receive two new, separate trials.

Following that, some began to speculate about whether he would make another run for the city’s top office.

Our colleague at FOX CT, Jeevan Vittal, asked Perez Monday whether he would run again. Perez dodged the question, saying he is focused on work and family. Perez opened an insurance agency on Park Street this past fall.

But on Thursday, Perez turned up at the MARG community holiday party, shaking hands and handing out business cards, according to several people who attended. It was the first time many had seen him in a while.

Meanwhile, prosecutors on his case are weighing whether to challenge the appellate court’s decision, or proceed with two more trials.

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