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Enviro cops nab illegal turkey hunter

State environmental police said they arrested a hunter on Wednesday - opening day of turkey hunting season - in Bloomfield for not having a permit and baiting birds with corn.

Feds charge Wallingford CPA with Ponzi scheme

A Wallingford CPA has been indicted by a federal grand jury for allegedly running a Ponzi scheme that defrauded individuals of more than $1.5 million.

Ex-CI exec pays $16K ethics fine

Gregory Seay |

A former Connecticut Innovations Inc. executive has paid a $16.000 fine to settle multiple state ethics violations, authorities say.

Tax preparer admits to massive $2.2M return fraud


A tax preparer has pled guilty in Hartford federal court to preparing and filing hundreds of false tax returns, mostly from fellow church members. He defrauded the government of more than $2.2...

Class-action suits increase after four-year decline

There has been a marked increase in spending on class actions after four consecutive years of declines.

Bronin makes case for fiscal commission

Matt Pilon | 2

Hartford Mayor Luke Bronin asked legislators Monday to give the city the legal authority to right its fiscal ship without asking for a state bailout or receivership.

Shipman & Goodwin adds NYC outpost

Shipman & Goodwin LLP, one of Connecticut’s largest law firms with 180 attorneys, has opened an office in New York City. It is the Hartford’s firm’s second location outside of...

Smart growth drives CT’s urban development

Matthew Broderick Special to the Hartford Business Journal |

Over the past 20 years, developers, civil engineers, state officials, businesses and communities across Connecticut have been shifting focus away from traffic-oriented engineering and urban sprawl to...

CT considers regulating fantasy sports

HBJ Staff and CNNMoney Wire Reports |

The Nutmeg State's General Law Committee is weighing Senate Bill 192, which would gives the Department of Consumer Protection the authority to regulate daily fantasy sports games.

Western CT tribe vows to sue state over casino law

The Schaghticoke Tribal Nation (STN) vowed Friday to challenge the constitutionality of a state law that lays the groundwork to authorize a third casino in Connecticut.

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