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Man Who Served Time In Ganim Case Arrested In Dispute With Estranged Wife

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Fairfield Police Department Photo Credit: Meredith Guinness

FAIRFIELD, Conn. — A Fairfield contractor who served 18 months in federal prison in the mayoral pay-for-play scandal in Bridgeport over 15 years ago was arrested with his estranged wife Saturday after they got in a heated argument in a condo parking lot, police said.

Albert Lenoci, 55, of Stone Ridge Way, and Kimberly Lenoci, 53, of Tuckahoe Road, Easton, were each charged with breach of peace in the 9:45 a.m. incident, police said.

According to a witness, Lenoci pulled his car into the condo complex, where he has been living, and let two women, ages 23 and 21, load suitcases into the car, police said.

Lenoci’s wife then arrived and the two got into a verbal argument, police said. He pulled her hair, and she pounded on the hood of the car, police said.

Kimberly Lenoci told police she came to the condo complex because she received a phone call about a recent purchase of $15,000 in furniture and she wanted to talk to Lenoci about it, according to police reports.

Asked about the young women, who hail from Slovakia, Lenoci said he was trying to “adopt” them, police said.

Both Lenocis were released on promises to appear in court July 24.

In October 2001, Lenoci and his father, Albert Lenoci Sr., admitted in federal court to giving bribes of more than $500,000 to Paul Pinto, a close associate of Bridgeport Mayor Joe Ganim, to secure work contracts in Bridgeport, including the multimillion-dollar Steel Point development.

Lenoci was sentenced to 18 months in prison and his father got a one-year term.

Ganim served seven years in prison on racketeering, bribery, conspiracy, mail fraud and tax evasion charges. He was re-elected mayor in 2015.

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