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Attorney Norm Pattis has asked Connecticut’s highest court to revoke a gag order on his client, Fotis Dulos.

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The leader of an MS-13 clique on Long Island pleaded guilty to murder and conspiracy charges this week.

The gang member was charged with ordering the murder of a 15-year old, which was then carried out.

He was also charged with planning the murder of an alleged fellow MS-13 gang member for being disloyal to the group.

The defendant admitted that he reported to gang leadership in El Salvador and the United States.

He is expected to be sentenced to 24 years to life in prison in 2020.

Courtesy of the City of Bridgeport

The head of Public Works for the City of Bridgeport has resigned almost a year after the FBI disclosed the department was the subject of an investigation.

John Ricci had been placed on leave after it came out that he let employees sell scrap and put the profits in a petty cash fund at the department. 

Hearst Connecticut Media reports two city workers also filed sexual harassment complaints against Ricci with the state.

Bridgeport Mayor Joe Ganim thanked Ricci for his service in a written statement. Ricci worked on Ganim’s re-election campaign this fall.

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A cybersecurity expert is warning consumers shopping online this Cyber Monday to be vigilant. He advises people traveling not to shop online at an airport or coffee shop.

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Connecticut officials have announced a $50,000 reward for information to help solve the killing of an Air Force veteran.

Governor Ned Lamont approved the maximum reward allowed by state law in the case of Dominic Marino.

The 30-year-old veteran was found shot to death with his wrists and ankles bound with tape in his East Hartford home in 2018. Police say the suspect or suspects appeared to have forced their way into the home. Marino’s father said his son served in Guam, South Korea and Kuwait.

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