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Man pleads guilty to investment fraud scheme

Mar. 19, 2019 1:11 PM EDT

GREENWICH, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut man has pleaded guilty to his role in an investment fraud scheme. Prosecutors say 58-year-old Leonid "Lenny" Pollak entered his plea Monday to charges of wire fraud and illegal monetary transaction. The Greenwich man owned a Norwalk-based company that organized trade...

Man sentenced to prison for stealing $900K from couple

Mar. 8, 2019 3:38 PM EST

GREENWICH, Conn. (AP) — A driver who stole nearly $900,000 from a Connecticut couple he worked for has been sentenced to more than three years in prison. The Greenwich Time reports that 43-year-old Georges Avridor was sentenced Wednesday after pleading guilty to bank fraud. Federal authorities say Avridor...

Authorities say suspect in suitcase death is in US illegally

Feb. 13, 2019 4:19 PM EST

A man accused of killing his ex-girlfriend and dumping her body in a suitcase in Connecticut is a citizen of Portugal who has been in the U.S. illegally for more than a year, federal authorities said Wednesday as the victim's loved ones gathered for her funeral. Javier Da Silva Rojas, who had been living in New...

Ex-boyfriend held in death of woman in suitcase

Feb. 12, 2019 7:27 PM EST

GREENWICH, Conn. (AP) — The ex-boyfriend of the New York woman whose body was found inside a suitcase in a wooded area of Connecticut was held without bail Tuesday on a charge carrying a potential death penalty. Javier Enrique Da Silva Rojas, 24, of Queens, New York, was detained in the death of...

The Latest: Ex-boyfriend held in death of woman in suitcase

Feb. 12, 2019 6:59 PM EST

GREENWICH, Conn. (AP) — The Latest on the investigation into the death of a New York woman found in a suitcase in Connecticut: (all times local): 6:40 p.m. The ex-boyfriend of the New York woman whose body was found inside a suitcase in Connecticut is held without bail on a charge carrying a potential...

Students learn empathy through guide dog visit

Feb. 11, 2019 4:36 PM EST

GREENWICH, Conn. (AP) — North Mianus students learned a fun lesson about diversity — and empathy — when a seasoned guide dog and a puppy-in-training visited the school. Alan Gunzburg, a regular at North Mianus who helps during math lessons, with his guide dog, Kili, in tow, visited the school...

Woman found dead in suitcase identified as NY resident

Feb. 7, 2019 10:39 PM EST

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A woman found dead and bound in a suitcase in a wooded area of Connecticut was identified Thursday as a 24-year-old New York resident who worked at a bookstore and aspired to be a tattoo artist, according to police and co-workers. Greenwich, Connecticut, police identified the woman...

The Latest: Officials say worker took photos of dead body

Feb. 7, 2019 2:31 PM EST

GREENWICH, Conn. (AP) — The Latest on the death of a New York woman whose body was found in a suitcase in Connecticut (all times local): 2:25 p.m. A town public works employee in Connecticut has been placed on administrative leave after officials say the worker took photos of a homicide victim whose body...

Police continue probe into body found in suitcase

Feb. 6, 2019 3:34 PM EST

GREENWICH, Conn. (AP) — Police in Connecticut continue their efforts to identify a woman whose dead body was found bound in a suitcase left on the side of a road in an affluent town, but say there appears to be no public threat. Greenwich police Lt. John Slusarz said Wednesday investigators are awaiting...

Police: Woman's body found in suitcase alongside road

Feb. 5, 2019 7:12 PM EST

GREENWICH, Conn. (AP) — Police say the body of a young woman was found bound inside a suitcase left alongside a road in an affluent Connecticut town. Greenwich police say highway workers discovered the body Tuesday morning. Authorities say they determined the victim was a woman between the ages of 18 and...