Amounts under $50 weren’t visible on Connecticut’s unclaimed property website — but they added up to more than $40 million.
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CT DOC chief: Hotel program abuse could lead to criminal charges
Commissioner Angel Quiros said corrections staff who his agency finds abused a COVID hotel program will face criminal charges.
CT State Pier construction manager, contracts to face state scrutiny
State officials plan to investigate how one company was able to recommend itself for over $87 million in work at the State Pier in New London.
Funcionarios de CT abusaron del programa de hotel pandémico, según auditoría
Trabajadores penitenciarios mal usaron el programa diseñado para albergarlos en hoteles durante el apogeo de COVID-19, según una investigación.
CT corrections officers abused pandemic hotel program, audit says
CT corrections officers used a program meant to shelter them during COVID-19 to book wedding lodging and house their families, an audit says.
CT police: Updated ‘red flag’ law used largely for suicide threats
The number of cases using CT’s “red flag” law has increased sharply since June 1, and police are using it more to deal with suicide threats.
Defendant in West Haven trial guilty of fraud, conspiracy
John Trasacco was found guilty after days of testimony from West Haven officials, federal agents and Michael DiMassa, a former CT lawmaker.
Jury to begin deliberations in West Haven fraud case Friday
Attorneys delivered closing arguments in a high-profile criminal trial that included allegations of fraud in West Haven city government.
Final witnesses called in West Haven fraud trial
After two days of testimony from former state Rep. Michael DiMassa, West Haven Mayor Nancy Rossi was not called to the stand during the local corruption trial.
Michael DiMassa’s affairs, gambling habits in spotlight during trial
John Trasacco’s defense attorneys sought to portray DiMassa as a sexual philanderer and gambling addict who was desperate for money.
Former CT Rep. DiMassa says he was paid in cash to process phony invoices
DiMassa said he was paid in a “wad of $100 bills” and other kickbacks in exchange for pushing fake invoices through West Haven city hall.
Eversource, UI will cut electric rates for some, but not until 2024
The delay in creating different electric rates for lower-income Eversource and UI customers in CT is raising concerns among lawmakers.
Manager at CT State Pier recommended itself for $87M in contracts
The arrangement, approved by the CT Port Authority, has drawn criticism from lawmakers concerned about potential conflicts of interest.
CT Democrats decry lawsuit challenging assault weapons ban
Gov. Ned Lamont and Attorney General William Tong condemned the groups challenging CT’s assault weapons ban just days before the election.
Former CT Rep. Michael DiMassa pleads guilty to conspiracy
Former CT Rep. Michael DiMassa pleaded guilty to three conspiracy charges, and he may be required to repay the money stolen from West Haven.