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Murder Conviction In New Haven Killing Overturned

The state’s second-highest court has overturned the murder conviction of a man sentenced to 60 years in prison for a 2008 killing outside a New Haven nightclub.


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Doc Spared Prison Time For Prescribing Scheme

A doctor who pleaded guilty to conspiring to illegally prescribe narcotics to patients he never met has been spared prison time.


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Rowland Jury Selection Begins This Week

Jury selection is starting for the trial of former Gov. John G. Rowland on federal charges that he tried to create secret consultant roles with two congressional campaigns.


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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 […]