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Former Bridgeport mayor to take oath after seven-year prison term for corruption

After spending seven years in federal prison for public corruption, the former mayor of Bridgeport will be sworn in once again as chief executive of Connecticut's largest city.

Joe Ganim is scheduled to take the oath of office Tuesday evening at Klein Memorial Auditorium.

The 56-year-old former attorney completed a stunning political comeback when he defeated incumbent Mayor Bill Finch in the Sept. 16 primary and easily won the general election in November.

Released from prison five years ago, the Democrat's campaign was fueled by a wave of goodwill from voters who fondly remembered his years in office, from 1991 until 2003.

Ganim has been meeting with state and federal officials and putting together a transition team. He has promised a "transparent government" that's "accessible and accountable" to citizens.