• patrick griffin May 12, 2022 8:50 pm

    CT Selects New Top Prosecutor After Scandal, Retirement

    Veteran prosecutor Patrick Griffin was named Connecticut’s new chief state’s attorney Thursday and vowed to repair the office’s reputation after an investigation questioned his predecessor’s integrity. Griffin, a state prosecutor for 27 years, including the past six as the top state’s attorney for the New Haven area, was appointed by an unanimous vote of the Criminal Justice Commission. The panel interviewed...

  • connecticut politics May 9, 2022 7:07 pm

    Avery Sworn in as Top US Prosecutor for Connecticut

    Vanessa Avery was sworn in Monday as the U.S. attorney for Connecticut, becoming the first Black woman to serve as the state’s top federal prosecutor. Avery, who worked previously in the office of the state attorney general, was nominated for the post by President Joe Biden and confirmed by the U.S. Senate last month. She was sworn in by...

  • top prosecutor May 5, 2022 8:37 pm

    3 Finalists to be Interviewed for Connecticut Top Prosecutor

    A state commission is set to interview three finalists for Connecticut’s top prosecutor job next week to succeed Richard Colangelo, who retired in March following an investigation that questioned his hiring of a budget official’s daughter. The Criminal Justice Commission has scheduled a May 12 meeting to question the chief state’s attorney candidates, who include veteran state prosecutors Dawn...

  • richard coleangelo February 10, 2022 4:49 pm

    Top Prosecutor to Retire, Not Face Firing, Amid Ethics Probe

    Connecticut’s top prosecutor decided to retire as a state oversight commission considered whether to hold termination hearings on Wednesday. This follows an investigation that questioned his hiring of a budget official’s daughter while pressing the official for pay raises for high-ranking state’s attorneys. Chief State’s Attorney Richard Colangelo Jr. will step down March 31 from the post that he...

  • Richard Colangelo February 9, 2022 11:31 pm

    Chief State's Attorney Richard Colangelo Jr. Plans to Retire End of March

    Chief State’s Attorney Richard Colangelo Jr. Announces retirement following an ethics investigation.

  • richard coleangelo February 3, 2022 10:47 pm

    Governor: Top Prosecutor Would Be Fired If It Was Up to Me

    Gov. Ned Lamont said Thursday he would fire Connecticut’s top prosecutor — if he had the authority — for “ethical malfeasance,” a day after an independent report raised suspicions about the prosecutor’s hiring of a state budget official’s daughter. The Democratic governor spoke about Chief State’s Attorney Richard Colangelo Jr. during an unrelated news conference. “When it comes to...

  • anastasia diamantis February 3, 2022 1:31 am

    Probe Casts Doubt on Integrity of Job Hire by Top Prosecutor

    An independent investigation released Wednesday questioned the “integrity” of Connecticut’s top prosecutor hiring a state budget official’s daughter in 2020 while lobbying for pay raises for staff, prompting Gov. Ned Lamont to forward the findings to state ethics and criminal justice officials for possible further action. The report says Chief State’s Attorney Richard Colangelo Jr., former high-ranking budget official Konstantinos...

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