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Two Guilford Women Sentenced in Pyramid Scheme

Two women have been sentenced to prison for their roles in a pyramid scheme that authorities say involved millions of dollars and more than 1,000 other women.

08/13/2013

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Judicial Nominee Tells Committee She Never Said Pyramid Scheme Was Legal

A Branford attorney nominated to the Superior Court assured state lawmakers on Friday that she told former clients involved in an alleged pyramid scheme “there was absolutely no way” they could change their so-called gifting tables club “to make it OK ever” under Connecticut law.

03/01/2013

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Two Found Guilty In “Gifting Table” Case

Two Guilford women have been found guilty of running a gifting table pyramid scheme.

02/20/2013

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Witnesses At Tax, Fraud Trial Say Schiavone Praised “Gifting Table”

Two Guilford witnesses in a trial alleging a pyramid scheme say a prominent New Haven businessman and one-time Republican office-seeker praised the business and volunteered to talk it up.

01/30/2013

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Testimony Begins In Gifting Table Trial

Two women accused of running what amounted to a Pyramid scheme went on trial today.

01/24/2013

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Trial To Start For Two Defendants In “Gifting Table” Case

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ Two Guilford women accused of participating in a “gifting tables” pyramid scheme are heading to trial. The federal trial starts Thursday in Hartford for Donna Bello and Jill Platt. They have […]

01/22/2013

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Judge Rejects Request To Revoke Bond In Pyramid Scheme

A federal judge has rejected a request from prosecutors to revoke the bond of one of three Connecticut women charged with running a “gifting table” pyramid scheme.

06/25/2012

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Prosecutors Say “Gifting Table” Defendant Violated Bond Conditions

Prosecutors say one of three Connecticut woman charged with running a “gifting table” pyramid scheme violated her bond conditions by repeated contacts with a government witness.

06/18/2012

Hartford Federal Court. Photo by WTIC's Matt Dwyer.

Three Indicted In Pyramid “Gifting Table” Scheme

Three Connecticut women have been indicted on fraud and tax charges in connection with an alleged pyramid scheme known as gifting tables.

05/02/2012