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U.S. Attorney Deirdre Daly

Gambino betting ring leads to guilty plea

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STAMFORD-A New York City bookmaker’s involvement in a mob-controlled gambling operation here now faces a year in prison and a loss of $160,988. Salvatore Ferraioli, 33, of Staten Island, N.Y. pleaded guilty to failing to file a wagering tax return in 2011 during proceedings Wednesday before U.S. District Judge Vanessa L. Bryant in the Hartford […] [Read More]
John Naughright.

Stratford man charged with child porn

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A 36-year-old Stratford man has been arrested for possession of child pornography, according to Lt. Frank Eannotti. Stratford Police Youth Bureau arrested John Naughright, on Saturday and will appear in Bridgeport Superior Court on April 2. Eannotti. said the arrest came after investigators served a search warrant at Naughright’s home. Naughright was taken into custody […] [Read More]
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Gregory Weathers Jr.

Construction worker fatally shot; suspect in custody

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UPDATE: 4:30 PM Police have released a photo 33-year-old Gregory Weathers Jr., who was arrested in Thursday morning’s fatal shooting of 30-year-old Jose Araujo, of Milford. Weathers, of Saunders Avenue, is facing murder and gun charges, police said. No motive has been established, and police said there’s no indication the suspect and victim knew each […] [Read More]
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U.S. District Judge Stefan R. Underhill

Milford man who used dead mother’s SS gets prison

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MILFORD-A 69-year-old city man will be spending six months in federal prison after admitting that he used Social Security benefits sent to his mother. But William E. Chase’s mother had been dead for the past 26 years. As a result Chase was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Stefan R. Underhill to six months in prison […] [Read More]
Chief U.S. District Judge Janet C. Hall

2 Bridgeport drug dealers sent to federal prison

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BRIDGEPORT-The state’s chief federal judge imposed federal prison terms on two city men who admitted participating in a heroin trafficking conspiracy near the Trumbull Gardens Housing project. Chief U.S. District Judge Janet C. Hall sentenced Rashad Heard, 25 to five years in prison and Tysheem Wright, 28, to 15 months in prison. The pair were […] [Read More]
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Sign of the times?

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  Spotted in front of a home on Main Street in Bridgeport near the Trumbull line: [Read More]
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Former state Rep. Christina Ayala (file photo).

Ayala rejects plea deal

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BRIDGEPORT – former State Rep. Christina Ayala Wednesday rejected a plea deal on election fraud charges. Ayala stood before Superior Court Judge Earl Richards as her lawyer Guy Soares told the judge his client was rejected the plead deal offered by Assistant State’s Attorney Christopher Alexy and instead is choosing to go to trial. “Ok, […] [Read More]
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CO accused of hit and run killing charged with beating girl

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BRIDGEPORT – A state corrections officer, awaiting trial for the horrific hit and run that killed a local woman and injured her young son, was charged Wednesday with beating a young girl with belt during a sleepover. Patricia Daniels, 46, a 16-year veteran of the state corrections department, was charged with two counts of risk […] [Read More]
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