BRIDGEPORT, Conn. -- Mayor John Fabrizi admitted Tuesday he had abused cocaine while in office and said he wanted to apologize "to all the people of the city"--but had no plans to resign.
Fabrizi said he had not used drugs in 18 months and had sought help for a drug addiction that he had hoped to handle privately.
He also said he stopped drinking alcohol four months ago.
Fabrizi first admitted he had used cocaine to the editorial board of the Connecticut Post, which reported the admission Tuesday. He would not tell the Post how he obtained cocaine, but said he occasionally spent $20 or $40 to purchase it. The mayor offered to take periodic drug tests if anyone doubts he has stopped using cocaine.
The admission followed the inadvertent release of an FBI document in which an alleged drug dealer claimed an associate had a videotape of the mayor using cocaine.