Ten years ago this week, a staff meeting was just breaking up inside the old Broadcast House when someone said we had breaking news: Waterbury Mayor Philip Giordano had been arrested. We immediately thought it must be corruption, but when the details started to emerge, they revolted even the most hardened journalists. Giordano was suspected of having sex with children, ages 8 and 10.
It was a scandal so disgusting, it was named #1 on the Daily Beast’s list of all time political sex scandals. There were 61 scandals on the list. Giordano beat out Bill Clinton (who made the list three times,) Bob Packwood, and John Edwards. Wondering if Giordano is proud of that as he sits in federal prison in Illinois?
The Giordano case dominated the headlines and newscasts in the weeks following the mayor’s arrest on July 26th, 2001. It remains one of the most twisted chapters in Connecticut political history.
Watch our coverage from that day right here: http://www.wfsb.com/global/category.asp?c=208507&autoStart=true&topVideoCatNo=default&clipId=6106040