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Conn. Superior Court Nominee Tied To Pyramid Scheme Case Sworn In

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File photo of a judge's gavel. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

File photo of a judge’s gavel. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Gov. Dannel P. Malloy has delivered the oath of office to 15 Connecticut superior court judges, including a Bradford attorney who was a figure in a criminal case involving a pyramid scheme.

Shelley A. Marcus, who was confirmed despite some lawmakers’ reservations about her representation of some members of a so-called gifting tables club, was sworn in Monday.

Prosecutors said the scheme involved new participants giving $5,000 to high-ranking club members and recruiting new members with the promise of earning $4,000.

Marcus has denied telling club members their scheme was legal, contradicting statements made by witnesses at a recent trial of two members.

She was confirmed last month 31-4 in the Senate and 79-54 in the House of Representatives. Marcus is assigned to Middlesex judicial district.

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