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Contractor Sentenced for Giving Mayor Gratuities



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    A contractor is sentenced to home confinement in a Waterbury corruption case.

    Giving designer clothing and a loan to former Waterbury Mayor Philip Giordano have led to six months of home confinement for a Greenwich contractor.

    Joseph M. Pontoriero, 70, of Greenwich, was sentenced on Thursday in federal court in Bridgeport for giving gratuities and for failing to report more than $70,000 in income to the Internal Revenue Service.

    He also must pay a $25,000 fine and perform 100 hours of community service.

    Pontoriero was president of Worth Construction Company, Inc., which received contracts with Waterbury.

    Pontoriero admitted he gave Giordano $8,300 in designer clothing and a $12,000 loan, prosecutors said.

    Giordano is serving a 37-year sentence for sexually assaulting two preteen girls.