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Ex-Hartford councilman guilty in stock fraud

Gregory Seay |

Corey J. Brinson, a lawyer and former Hartford city councilman, was convicted Friday, accused of collecting $200,000 in illegal proceeds from a securities “pump and dump'' scheme in which...

Report: Judge expected to rule against Anthem/Cigna merger

Patricia Daddona |

The proposed $54 billion Anthem merger with Bloomfield-based Cigna is expected to be blocked, according to a New York Post story Thursday that cited multiple sources.

N. Hartford firm hit with $400K EPA penalty

Gregory Seay |

A New Hartford adhesives maker must pay $400,000 in fines and settlement payments for violating a provision of the federal Clean Air Act, prosecutors say.

State tells Hartford it must increase spending on schools

JACQUELINE RABE THOMAS | Connecticut Mirror |

The State Department of Education has notified Hartford school officials that their budget for the current school year, which slashed local school spending, is in violation of state law that...

BlumShapiro hires 48 since Jan. 1

Gregory Seay |

BlumShapiro says it has filled 48 full-time and intern slots in its New England offices since the start of the new year.

Carla's Pasta hit with $78,184 EPA penalty

Greg Bordonaro |

South Windsor's Carla's Pasta has agreed to pay a $78,184 penalty after settling allegations that it violated risk-management requirements under the federal Clean Air Act.

Ex-Webster Avon branch officer charged

Gregory Seay | 1

A former Webster Bank manager in Avon is accused of embezzling from customers' accounts over a 13-year period, authorities say.

CT home care provider settles fraud claim for $5.25M

Gregory Seay |

A Connecticut home-health agency with Hartford area operations must pay about $5.25 million to settle federal allegations of Medicaid fraud, authorities say.

Nix's CT restaurants face unpaid rent, other lawsuits

Patricia Daddona |

Two Nix's restaurants in Connecticut are being sued by landlords in Hartford and South Windsor for falling behind on rent payments, court documents show.

CT man cheats fellow vets out of $525K

Gregory Seay |

A Stafford Springs man must spend 18 months in prison and repay more than $525,000 for cheating fellow veterans who turned to him for help procuring increased veterans' benefits, federal prosecutors...

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