Developer Bob Scinto Wednesday afternoon was sentenced to six months in prison, followed by six months home confinement for lying to federal investigators probing public corruption in Shelton. Senior U.S. District Judge Charles Haight also fined Scinto $50,000 and imposed two years of supervised release, a form of probation. Dozens of Bridgeport area supporters filled [...]
Entries Tagged as 'Bob Scinto'
March 30th, 2011 · 71 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Development and Zoning
Developer Robert Scinto is scheduled for sentencing in federal court next week for fibbing to the feds regarding benefits provided to Shelton public officials. Scinto, a Bridgeport kid who had huge successes turning Shelton’s grand into the envy of the state, will try to persuade U.S. District Judge Charles Haight to grant leniency in exchange [...]
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December 29th, 2010 · 19 Comments · City Budget, City Council, City Politics, Civil Service, Cops, Development and Zoning, Education, Firefighters, News and Events, State Politics
What’s on your list of top Bridgeport stories? In June, a tornado struck buildings on the East Side and downtown including heavy damage to the Barnum Museum. On July 24 two city firefighters perished in the line of duty. On Oct. 30, President Obama visited the Arena at Harbor Yard to campaign for Democratic candidates. Three [...]
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November 13th, 2010 · 57 Comments · Development and Zoning
Modern Plastics 65-year history anchoring Bridgeport’s West End will end soon, according to company President Bing Carbone. The company and its two dozen or so employees in Bridgeport are heading to Shelton in early 2011 in a building owned by developer Robert Scinto. How many times have we heard this story? Shelton is a magnet for [...]
October 21st, 2010 · 9 Comments · Development and Zoning
Rule number two, when the feds knock on your door, say lawyer. Robert Scinto, one of the region’s largest developers, entered a guilty plea today in federal court across the street from a building he developed on Lafayette Boulevard. His lawyer Jamie Cowdery, represented me in the Ganim case. Life goes on. From CT Post:
August 16th, 2010 · 11 Comments · City Budget, City Council, Development and Zoning
Mayors, for the most part, live and die by budgets. If you think the city budget is bleeding red this year wait until next year when Mayor Bill Finch’s election is on the line. So city bean counters are searching for new revenue sources. Yeah baby, whoever thought poop could be a major revenue source. It can. [...]
April 20th, 2010 · 35 Comments · Development and Zoning, State Politics
Update: New link to city website is up under Government, here. Nice to be a pilot with your own plane. Morgan Kaolian, octogenarian extraordinaire, has a passion for Pleasure Beach in photos and phonetics, as he writes to the Park Board in an appeal for preservation.