Records show potential conflict with $3M Bridgeport contract

The record appears to contradict Mayor Joe Ganim’s claim that Joe Tiago recused himself from involvement with the multimillion dollar garage construction project, and nearly $700,000 in associated paving work, while he was deputy public facilities director. Vaz Quality Works of Bridgeport submitted the low bid to build the garage in 2016 and was selected as the contractor. Tiago in 2014 sold Seaview Avenue property to Luis Vaz, the owner of Vaz Quality Works, and held a $670,000 mortgage for Vaz, which meant he had a financial stake in the company’s success — which could be a conflict.

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