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Connecticut News: Two Individuals Charged with Cashing Over $60,000 in Stolen Postal Money Orders

Connecticut – John H. Durham, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, and Matthew Modafferi, Special Agent in Charge of the U.S. Postal Service, Office of Inspector General, today announced that, on September 18, 2018, a federal grand jury in New Haven returned a five-count indictment charging JAMES LEBEL, 40, of no certain address, … Continue reading Connecticut News: Two Individuals Charged with Cashing Over $60,000 in Stolen Postal Money Orders

HARTFORD, Conn | Judge throws out lawsuit by ex-wrestlers over concussions

HARTFORD, Conn — A federal judge in Connecticut has dismissed a lawsuit by 60 former professional wrestlers, many of them stars in the 1980s and 1990s, who claimed World Wrestling Entertainment failed to protect them from repeated head trauma including concussions that led to long-term brain damage. U.S. District Judge Vanessa Bryant in Hartford threw … Continue reading HARTFORD, Conn | Judge throws out lawsuit by ex-wrestlers over concussions

Connecticut News: Rhode Island Man, JUAN HAZARD Pleads Guilty to Fentanyl Trafficking Offense

Connecticut – John H. Durham, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, today announced that JUAN HAZARD, also known as “Money,” 42, of Cranston, Rhode Island, pleaded guilty yesterday in New Haven federal court to a fentanyl trafficking offense. According to court documents and statements made in court, in April 2017, HAZARD agreed to … Continue reading Connecticut News: Rhode Island Man, JUAN HAZARD Pleads Guilty to Fentanyl Trafficking Offense

Connecticut News: New Haven Man, MILTON WESTLEY Pleads Guilty to Federal Racketeering Charge, Admits Gang-Related Shootings

Connecticut – John Durham, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, today announced that, on September 14, 2018, MILTON WESTLEY, also known as “Reese,” 20, of New Haven, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Michael P. Shea in Hartford to a federal racketeering charge stemming from his role in a New Haven street gang. … Continue reading Connecticut News: New Haven Man, MILTON WESTLEY Pleads Guilty to Federal Racketeering Charge, Admits Gang-Related Shootings

Connecticut News: West Hartford Man, MARK ROHRER Admits Downloading Child Pornography from Dark Web Site

Connecticut – John H. Durham, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, and Peter C. Fitzhugh, Special Agent in Charge of Homeland Security Investigations in Boston, today announced that MARK ROHRER, 37, of West Hartford, waived his right to be indicted and pleaded guilty yesterday in New Haven federal court to one count of … Continue reading Connecticut News: West Hartford Man, MARK ROHRER Admits Downloading Child Pornography from Dark Web Site

BRISTOL, Conn | Anchor who called Trump a white supremacist leaving ESPN

BRISTOL, Conn.— Outspoken ESPN personality Jemele Hill has announced she is leaving the company. Hill attracted attention last year and was briefly suspended for opinionated messages on social media, including a reference to President Donald Trump as a “white supremacist.” Hill tweeted Friday that it was her last day at ESPN. She left her role … Continue reading BRISTOL, Conn | Anchor who called Trump a white supremacist leaving ESPN

Connecticut News: Winsted Man, ANTHONY HUNT Pleads Guilty to Selling Heroin to Teen Overdose Victim

Connecticut – John H. Durham, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, today announced that ANTHONY HUNT, 19, of Winsted, waived his right to be indicted and pleaded guilty yesterday in Hartford federal court to one count of possession with intent to distribute, and distribution of, heroin. This matter stems from an ongoing statewide … Continue reading Connecticut News: Winsted Man, ANTHONY HUNT Pleads Guilty to Selling Heroin to Teen Overdose Victim

Connecticut News: Nigerian National, DANIEL ADEKUNLE OJO Sentenced to 32 Months in Prison for Phishing Scheme That Victimized School Employees

Connecticut – John H. Durham, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that DANIEL ADEKUNLE OJO, 34, a citizen of Nigeria last residing in Durham, N.C., was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge Jeffrey A. Meyer in New Haven to 32 months of imprisonment, followed by three years of supervised release, for his … Continue reading Connecticut News: Nigerian National, DANIEL ADEKUNLE OJO Sentenced to 32 Months in Prison for Phishing Scheme That Victimized School Employees