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Tennis instructor gets jail over sexual assaults on a minor

Feb. 21, 2020 10:57 PM EST

STAMFORD, Conn. (AP) — A former Connecticut tennis instructor accused of forcing one of his underage players to perform a sexual act was sentenced to nine months in jail. Judge Gary White sentenced Maurice Thomas-Riley, 24, of Norwalk, on Thursday morning, the Stamford Advocate reported. Thomas-Riley...

Ex-UConn employee gets prison time for health care fraud

Feb. 20, 2020 4:03 PM EST

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — A former UConn Stamford employee accused in a scheme to defraud Connecticut's state employee medical benefits plan and other government health care programs was sentenced to federal prison. U.S. District Judge Jeffrey Meyer sentenced Kwasi Gyambibi, 41, to one year of prison and...

Kent Mawhinney, 54, appears in Stamford Superior Court, Thursday, Feb. 20, 2020, in Stamford, Conn. Mawhinney, a Connecticut attorney charged in connection with the disappearance and presumed death of Jennifer Dulos, a mother of five, pleaded not guilty Thursday to conspiracy to commit murder.  Mawhinney, was a friend of and attorney in civil matters for Fotis Dulos, the estranged husband of the missing woman who has also been charged with her murder. (Erik Trautmann/Hearst Connecticut Media via AP, Pool)

Dulos friend pleads not guilty in missing mother case

Feb. 20, 2020 1:31 PM EST

STAMFORD, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut attorney charged in connection with the disappearance and presumed death of a mother of five pleaded not guilty Thursday to conspiracy to commit murder. Kent Mawhinney, 54, will continue to be held on $2 million bond after a brief court appearance in Stamford Superior...

Teen charged in random beauty spa stabbing ruled competent

Feb. 18, 2020 2:48 PM EST

STAMFORD, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut teenager charged with stabbing a woman at random in the parking lot of a beauty spa was ruled competent to stand trial during a court appearance Tuesday. Ellis Tibere, 18, of Guilford, faces charges including attempted murder in connection with the attack Jan. 6 in...

Plea deal offered to man accused of trying to shoot officer

Feb. 13, 2020 11:40 AM EST

STAMFORD, Conn. (AP) — Prosecutors have offered a plea deal to a Connecticut man accused of trying to shoot and kill an undercover police officer. Lawrence Moore, 31, of Bridgeport, is facing several charges, including attempted murder of Officer Bryan Cooper, criminal possession of a firearm and...

Connecticut city's use of smart boots a financial boon

Feb. 11, 2020 10:41 AM EST

STAMFORD, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut city's use of electronic “smart boots” to immobilize the vehicles of parking ticket scofflaws has been a financial windfall. Since Stamford started using the boots last February, 800 violators have been caught and the city has collected nearly $500,000 in...

Malls in $3.6B deal between Simon Property and Taubman

Feb. 10, 2020 10:50 AM EST

Following is a list of malls that are part of a $3.6 billion deal between The Simon Property Group and Taubman Realty Beverly Center - Los Angeles, California Cherry Creek Shopping Center - Denver, Colorado City Creek Center - Salt Lake City, Utah Country Club Plaza - Kansas City, Missouri Dolphin Mall - Miami,...

Police: 2 men stole $80K worth of Rolex watches from store

Feb. 7, 2020 7:22 PM EST

STAMFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut police are looking for two men who used sledgehammers to break open a jewelry cabinet and stole $80,000 worth of Rolex watches. Stamford Police Capt. Richard Conklin said the two men broke into a Lord & Taylor store Thursday, began smashing a glass-topped case of...

Michelle Troconis, charged with conspiracy to commit murder in the disappearance of Jennifer Dulos, appears for a pre-trial hearing, Friday, Feb.  6, 2020, at the Stamford Superior Court in Stamford, Conn. Troconis, ex-girlfriend of Fotis Dulos pleaded not guilty to conspiring with him in connection with the disappearance and presumed death of his estranged wife, Jennifer Dulos.  (Erik Trautmann/Hearst Connecticut Media via AP, Pool)

Dulos' ex-girlfriend pleads not guilty in missing mom case

Feb. 7, 2020 3:20 PM EST

STAMFORD, Conn. (AP) — The ex-girlfriend of Fotis Dulos pleaded not guilty Friday to conspiring with him in connection with the disappearance and presumed death of his estranged wife in Connecticut. Michelle Troconis, 45, appeared in state court in Stamford for the first time since Dulos' died Jan. 30. He...

Commission selects Connecticut’s next chief state’s attorney

Jan. 30, 2020 10:28 PM EST

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut’s next chief state’s attorney was selected Thursday by the Criminal Justice Commission. The commission announced that Stamford prosecutor Richard J. Colangelo Jr. will become Connecticut’s Chief State’s Attorney. Colangelo will also become the...