O'Garro Charged With Assault, Threatening, Disorderly Conduct

The man at the center of a federal investigation in Hartford was arrested earlier this month and charged with two counts of disorderly conduct, third-degree assault and second-degree threatening, according to the Connecticut judicial website.

Records show that Earl O’Garro was arrested Nov. 7 and released on a $2,000 surety bond. The alleged incidents occurred Aug. 24, Oct. 19 and Oct. 30. O’Garro is due back in court in Manchester the morning of Dec. 13.

O’Garro, president and CEO of Hybrid Insurance Group, has been at the center of a federal investigation into how he became an insurance broker for the city of Hartford and where nearly $670,000 in excess liability premiums ended up. The money went unaccounted for after city treasurer Adam Cloud wired it directly to Hybrid earlier this year.

Federal officials have served multiple subpoenas requiring the city to turn over records involving all dealings with Hybrid, including emails to and from Cloud, Mayor Pedro Segarra, school Superintendent Christina Kishimoto, the Board of Education and other city leaders.

O'Garro had no comment on the charges.

The Troubleshooters obtained an exclusive interview with him last week, although he made no mention of the charges.

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