Giles, 84, and Perez were investigated for the extortion of a developer who wanted to develop properties at 1161 and 1143 Main Street in Hartford.
Giles paid the city $500 per month to run a parking lot at 1143 Main Street and he demanded $250,000 from the developer to allow the project to go forward, and then reduced the amount to $100,000, according to the state Division of Criminal Justice.
Perez allegedly made satisfying Giles a condition of approving the project.
Giles was arrested on Sept. 2, 2009 and investigators determined that he did not have a lease with the city.
Giles pleaded guilty on fourth-degree attempt to commit larceny by extortion and conspiracy to commit larceny in the fourth degree by extortion.
He was sentenced to six months, execution suspended, and a one-year conditional discharge. He will have to contribute $500 to the state’s criminal injuries compensation fund.