Attorneys delivered closing arguments in a high-profile criminal trial that included allegations of fraud in West Haven city government.
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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.
Criminal charges filed against officers in Randy Cox incident
Five New Haven police officers face reckless endangerment and cruelty charges after Randy Cox, a Black man, was paralyzed in a police van.
CT Supreme Court creates avenue for people to fight high bail
The change could protect people accused of crimes from being incarcerated with bonds they have no chance of being able to pay.
Court challenge filed against constitutional amendment on early voting
A lawsuit argues the CT General Assembly neglected rules governing constitutional amendment approval, thereby invalidating the ballot measure.
13 questions with CT Attorney General candidates on justice issues
The CT Mirror asked Democrat William Tong, Republican Jessica Kordas, Ken Krayeske, Green Party, and Independent A.P. Pascarella 13 questions.
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.
Early voting is on the ballot in CT, a key issue for Black and Latino residents
Connecticut is one of four states without early voting. But some Black and Latino voters say it would help them cast a ballot.
Michael DiMassa, former CT legislator, set to plead guilty
Michael DiMassa, a former CT Democratic state representative, is accused of stealing more than $1 million from the city of West Haven.
New Haven prosecutors dismiss charges against Randy Cox
New Haven prosecutors dropped criminal charges against Randy Cox, a Black man left paralyzed after his calls for help were ignored by police.
Jury orders Alex Jones to pay nearly $1 billion to Sandy Hook families
A CT jury unanimously decided Alex Jones must pay millions to Sandy Hook families for his lies about the 2012 elementary school shooting.
Report shows where prison gerrymandering in CT hurt the most
A new report shows how CT’s biggest cities were hurt by a decades-old practice that considered incarcerated people residents of prison towns.
CT’s first Black chief public defender embraces work ahead
TaShun Bowden-Lewis, who’s wanted to work in public defense since she was a child, has spent her career fighting for clients in Connecticut.