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Not guilty in slaying of 14-year-old

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BRIDGEPORT – Local and state police rushed to the Main Street courthouse Friday afternoon as Laheem “Heemie” Jones, was found not guilty of fatally shooting 14-year-old Justin Thompson two years ago. After about eight hours of deliberation over three days a jury of six men and six women found Jones not guilty of murder and […] [Read More]
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Cop cleared in fatal shooting

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A Bridgeport police detective has been cleared of any criminal wrongdoing in the fatal shooting of an armed man outside a fish store in April 2013. Stamford State’s Attorney David Cohen, who had been appointed to investigate the case, found that Detective Christopher Borona use of deadly forced was justified by law when he killed […] [Read More]
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Gun seller faces 15 years in prison

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BRIDGEPORT – Responsible for loosing more than 100 brand new guns onto the city’s streets, a city man is facing up to 15 years in prison after pleading guilty Friday morning to larceny charges. A convicted thief, Elliot Perez was hired to transport a truckload of brand new Smith Wesson handguns through the state but […] [Read More]
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Lawyer sentenced to 51 months on fraud charges

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BRIDGEPORT – A local lawyer, who federal prosecutors called the ultimate ambulance chaser, was sentenced Thursday to 51 months in prison. In addition to the prison time, U.S. District Judge Stefan R. Underhill fined Joseph Haddad $25,000 and ordered him to participate with his five co-defendants in making restitution of $1.7 million to insurance companies […] [Read More]
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Juror removed from murder trial

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BRIDGEPORT – Deliberations were interrupted Thursday in the trial of Laheem “Heeme” Jones, accused of fatally shooting 14-year-old Justin Thompson two years ago, when one of the jurors was excused from the trial. The jury of six men and six women had been in the midst of rehearing, at their request, the testimony of the […] [Read More]
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Lawyer faces 5-year prison term

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BRIDGEPORT – A local lawyer, who federal prosecutors are calling the ultimate ambulance chaser, is facing up to five years in prison when he is sentenced today on mail fraud charges. Joseph Haddad, a lawyer in the area for 30 years, was one of seven people, including a Monroe doctor, a former Bridgeport doctor and […] [Read More]
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1st day of deliberations end in murder trial

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BRIDGEPORT – The jury in the trial of Laheem “Heeme” Jones, accused of fatally shooting 14-year-old Justin Thompson two years ago, completed its first day of deliberations Wednesday without reaching a verdict. The 12-member jury began deliberations shortly after noon after getting the instruction on the law from Superior Court Judge Maria Kahn. Deliberations continue […] [Read More]
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Accused arsonist goes berserk in courtroom

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BRIDGEPORT – A Brookfield woman, accused of setting her mother’s Stratford home on fire, went berserk in the courtroom Wednesday threatening vengeance against one of the prosecutor’s witnesses and vowing she would be free after the judge ordered her held in lieu of $1 million bond. “I’m getting out and I’m going to get that […] [Read More]
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Gonzalo Flores, charged with sexual assault. (Photo courtesy of Bridgeport police)

Police: paralyzed patient sexually assaulted at hospital

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BRIDGEPORT – A male nursing assistant at St. Vincent’s Medical Center was arrested after police said a paralyzed male patient at the hospital woke up to find the nursing assistant’s hands down his pants – and that’s not where the patient’s injury was. Police said Gonzalo Flores, a certified nursing assistant at the hospital since […] [Read More]
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Stratford contractor charged with fraud

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STRATFORD – A local home improvement contractor has been charged with defrauding a homeowner out of $5,000. John Kondakor, 45, owner of AAA Construction, was charged Tuesday with third-degree larceny, offering to do home improvements without being registered and failure to provide three days to cancel a contract. He was released after posting $5,000 bond. […] [Read More]
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