Bridgeport mayor facing drug charge files for bankruptcy

CLARKSBURG, W.Va. — Embattled Bridgeport Mayor Mario Blount filed for personal bankruptcy in federal court Friday.

Court documents indicate Blount has more than $1.5 million in liabilities and only has assets valued at $185,000. The largest part of Blount’s debt is owed to former partners and business associates.

Blount, 51, is a registered pharmacist who operates Bridgeport’s Best Care pharmacy. He is expected to plead guilty in U.S. District Court next week to charges he illegally dispensed oxycodone and oxymorphone.

Blount claimed in bankruptcy paperwork he is a roofer in Bridgeport and brings home $1,751 a month. He claimed his monthly expenses were $6,503 including a mortgage payment in excess of $2,000.

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