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Connecticut High Court to Hear Death Penalty Case

The state Supreme Court is set to hear the appeal of a death-row inmate convicted of ordering the 1999 killings of a woman and her 8-year-old son in Bridgeport.


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Branford Man Sentenced For Ponzi Scheme

Federal authorities say a Branford man has been sentenced to more than eight years in prison for operating a Ponzi scheme that defrauded more than 70 investors of about $3.6 million.


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Waterford Man Sentenced For Mortgage Fraud

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ A Waterford man has been sentenced to a year in prison for his role in a mortgage fraud scheme. Federal prosecutors say 60-year-old Juan Velez was involved with others in a […]


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Bribery Charges Unsealed Against 2 Conn. Execs.

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ The Justice Department has announced foreign bribery charges Tuesday against two executives of a Connecticut-based U.S. subsidiary of a French power and transportation company. Prosecutors said Frederic Pierucci, 45, a current […]



West Hartford, East Hartford Men Sentenced

Former West Hartford man Omer Oskar, 44, was sentenced Monday to 18 months in prison after pleaded guilty in December to second-degree sexual assault of a children aged 13 to 15. He will also serve […]


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Four Years For Enfield Man

Enfield man Cesar Molina Jr., 18, was sentenced to four years in prison Friday. He was convicted of sexually assaulting a young boy and committing an armed robbery in Enfield while out on bail. He […]


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Supreme Court Nominee Faces Hearing

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ Members of the state legislature’s Judiciary Committee are scheduled to question Appellate Court Judge Carmen Espinosa about her nomination to the Connecticut State Supreme Court. A public hearing and committee vote […]