John Trasacco was found guilty after days of testimony from West Haven officials, federal agents and Michael DiMassa, a former CT lawmaker.
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.
John Trasacco’s defense attorneys sought to portray DiMassa as a sexual philanderer and gambling addict who was desperate for money.
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.
Former CT Rep. Michael DiMassa pleaded guilty to three conspiracy charges, and he may be required to repay the money stolen from West Haven.
Michael DiMassa, a former CT Democratic state representative, is accused of stealing more than $1 million from the city of West Haven.
Lauren DiMassa, wife of former state representative Michael DiMassa, faces prison time after pleading guilty to a federal conspiracy charge.
The charge leveled against Bernardo is tied to Michael DiMassa, a former state lawmaker and assistant to the West Haven City Council.
The state’s Municipal Accountability Review Board will have more power to control West Haven’s budgets, its purchasing department and more.
The Municipal Accountability Review Board voted to tighten its grip over West Haven’s spending even as the city’s leaders objected.
Officials are considering a takeover of West Haven’s finances after an audit found the city misspent federal pandemic relief funding.
State officials overseeing West Haven’s finances are now questioning whether they should increase their oversight.
Former state Rep. Michael DiMassa’s wife was one of two people arrested Friday as part of a widening investigation into corruption.
West Haven Mayor Nancy Rossi said payments of more than $182,000 to two women — one of whom Michael DiMassa married — are ‘fraud’
Officials are preparing to audit how Connecticut’s 169 towns and cities spent roughly $60 million in federal COVID relief funding.