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title="More articles about Philip A. Giordano.">Philip A. Giordano, the former mayor of Waterbury, for a reduced sentence, saying he deserved 37 years in prison for abusing two girls while he was mayor. Mr. Giordano, 44, was convicted in 2003 of violating the girlsâ€™ civil rights by paying a prostitute to bring her daughter and niece to him for sexual encounters in 2000 and 2001, when they were 8 and 10 years old. Mr. Giordano sought a reduction after federal sentencing guidelines were made advisory rather than mandatory. Yesterday, Judge Alan H. Nevas of Federal District Court ruled that the sentence was just.
By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
Published: August 7, 2007
Claims to fame: Ex-Mayor, Waterbury, Connecticut; failed Republican U.S. Senate candidate; child molester
Moral apex: Arraigned in 2001 on 14 federal counts of sex with children (plus additional charges of civil-rights violations).
Whatâ€™s worse: The two children, both girls, were just 8 and 10 years old.
The good news: Giordano was convicted on 17 out of 18 federal charges in 2003, and sentenced to 37 years.
Even better news: That was just for his federal convictions. The state of Connecticut isnâ€™t through with him yet.