No Discipline For Ex-Judge

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) – A Connecticut judicial investigations board has decided not to discipline a now-retired state judge for disclosing the existence of a secret grand jury looking into a Sherman woman’s disappearance in 1984.

The News-Times of Danbury reports (http://bit.ly/1dRKTfY ) the state Judicial Review Council took no action Wednesday against former Judge Robert Brunetti, because the panel has only a year to act on alleged misconduct.

Brunetti acknowledged telling a friend in 2010 about the grand jury looking into Mary Badaracco’s disappearance and whether she was killed by her husband, Dominic Badaracco.

No one was been charged in the case.

Shortly after Brunetti talked with the friend, Dominic Badaracco offered him a $100,000 bribe to influence the grand jury.

Brunetti didn’t accept, and Badaracco is serving a seven-year prison sentence for attempted bribery.

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