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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

James "Whitey" Bulger (Courtesy US Marshals Service)

Bulger Jury Returns Guilty Verdict

The jury has returned with its verdict in the racketeering case against reputed Boston mob boss James “Whitey” Bulger

08/12/2013

James "Whitey" Bulger (Courtesy US Marshals Service)

“One Of The Most Vicious, Violent And Calculating Criminals…”

A prosecutor called reputed gangster James “Whitey” Bulger “one of the most vicious, violent and calculating criminals ever to walk the streets of Boston” as he urged a jury Monday to convict Bulger of charges that include 19 killings committed during the 1970s and ’80s.

08/05/2013

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Prosecutors Say Man Impersonated Mob Enforcer To Extort Money

Federal prosecutors say a Norwalk man extorted more than $200,000 from a small business owner by impersonating organized crime figures.

08/02/2013

Charges against SAC Capital Advisers (Photo Credit: Timothy Clary. )AFP/Getty Images)

Charge Against Hedge Fund Stir Economic Concern In Fairfield County

Criminal charges announced Thursday against SAC Capital Advisors have some fearing for the future of one of the region’s larger economic engines.

07/26/2013

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Priest to be Released from Prison

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) _ A Roman Catholic priest arrested on federal firearm charges last week is being released from prison. A detention hearing was held Thursday for the Rev. Paul Gotta, who was charged with […]

07/25/2013

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Judge Denies Trial In School Residency Case

A federal judge has denied a request by a Connecticut grandmother for a trial over her arrest for sending her grandchildren to Stratford schools though their mother lived in Milford.

07/24/2013

New Haven Federal Court. Photo by WTIC's Matt Dwyer.

Former Tribal Chair Found Guilty In Embezzlement

A former chairman of the tribe that owns Connecticut’s Foxwoods Resort Casino was convicted Wednesday of stealing about $100,000 from his Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation to pay for limousine service trips for his mother and satellite radio, cable TV and other personal expenses for himself.

07/24/2013

SANFORD, FL - JULY 13:  George Zimmerman (R) is congratulated by members of his defense team Don West (L) and Lorna Truett after being found not guilty, on the 25th day of his trial at the Seminole County Criminal Justice Center July 13, 2013 in Sanford, Florida. Zimmerman was charged with second-degree murder in the 2012 shooting death of Trayvon Martin.  (Photo by Joe Burbank-Pool/Getty Images)

Demonstrators Protest Zimmerman Verdict In Bridgeport

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) _ Demonstrators are planning peaceful rallies in Bridgeport to protest a jury’s not-guilty verdict against George Zimmerman in the killing of teenager Trayvon Martin in Florida. The Connecticut Post reports that a […]

07/16/2013

Robert Braddock, Jr. outside New Haven Federal Court following his arraignment on campaign finance-related charges. The charges relate to Braddock's work for congressional candidate and Connecticut House Speaker Chris Donovan.  Photo by WTIC's Matt Dwyer.

Former Donovan Aide Convicted In Campaign Contribution Scheme

A federal jury has convicted a former aide to ex-Connecticut House Speaker Christopher Donovan in connection with illegal contributions to Donovan’s failed congressional campaign last year.

05/21/2013

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