Position: Mayor (Waterbury, Conn.)
Scandal Broke: July 26, 2001
To the applause of spectators, former Waterbury, Connecticut, mayor, lawyer and ex-Marine Philip Giordano was convicted of sexually abusing two preteen girls—just 8- and 10-years-old at the time. Giordano
claimed innocence: "I did not do anything criminal." Giordano was sentenced to 37 years behind bars in June 2003.