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Daniel Tepfer

Cops monitor gang leader’s funeral

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BRIDGEPORT – Dozens of police officers, including the department’s SWAT team, stood at the ready outside Messiah Baptist Church Monday morning as former city gang leader Abraham Davidson was eulogized. Police estimated at more than 200 people attended the funeral at the church which is next door to the Police Department. Davidson, 23, the former […] [Read More]
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Police: woman took son’s ashes to casino

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BRIDGEPORT – Police said a local woman stole her son’s ashes from a funeral home and then took the urn with her to the Mohegan Sun casino. Raisa Gonzalez, 21, of Ogden Street Extension was charged with fifth-degree larceny and conspiracy to commit fifth-degree larceny. Police said Gonzalez’s 8-month-old son died in Puerto Rico and […] [Read More]
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Social club closed, owners fined

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BRIDGEPORT – Ending  once and for all a social club that has plagued East End residents, a Superior Court judge Monday not only shuttered the club permanently but fined each of the club’s two owners $2,000. “This is a victory for the residents of the East End,” proclaimed Councilwoman Eneida Martinez-Walker after the ruling by […] [Read More]
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Ansonia man charged with unemployment fraud

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An Ansonia man has been charged with using a dead man’s social security number in an attempt to illegally collect unemployment compensation benefits. Jose Mendoza, 34, of 13 Rutland St., Ansonia, was charged with one count each of attempted larceny in the Second Degree by defrauding a public community, attempted unemployment compensation fraud, and identity […] [Read More]
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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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