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Entries Tagged as 'Paul Pinto'

Former State Judge Howard T. Owens Jr.–’A Friend In Good Days And Bad’

April 3rd, 2018 · 11 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events

Howard T. Owens Jr., the lovable eccentric whose endearing gait patrolled the corridors of the Connecticut State Capitol, several state court houses and left a mark on city politics for decades died early Tuesday morning. He was 83.

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Developer Al Lenoci Jr. Killed By Train In Fairfield, Witnesses: Ran In Front Of Train

February 21st, 2018 · 19 Comments · Development and Zoning, News and Events

Update here. Al Lenoci Jr., a prominent Bridgeport developer who was charged 17 years ago in the public corruption probe of Mayor Joe Ganim, was killed Wednesday morning by a Metro-North train near Fairfield Metro Station. Witnesses told police they saw Lenoci Jr. run out in front of the train.

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The Go-To Lawyer To Cut A Sentencing Deal Receives 30 Days For Fleecing Accused Mob Client

May 10th, 2016 · 6 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Law Enforcement, News and Events

We live in a crazy world where good people do nutty stuff. As a young federal prosecutor Jimmy Pickerstein investigated public corruption in Bridgeport, imprisoned Hell’s Angels Danny Bifield and probed crooked cops. As a seasoned criminal defense attorney he represented Paul Pinto in the Joe Ganim federal corruption probe as well as many other wayward […]

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It’s So Joe, The Return Of Ganim, Plus: Mario’s Mission And It Ain’t Just Bread Ned

January 22nd, 2010 · 25 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Council, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics

Welcome home, Joe. Full disclosure: I was Joe Ganim’s campaign manager. Private sector clients paid me a nice buck because of my relationship with him. Joe wanted a piece of the action. I screwed up. Joe and I had a falling out in the fall of 1999 because I decided not to play ball anymore. I […]

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What’s Joe Ganim’s Future? Pooch Power And Library News

October 1st, 2009 · 38 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Library

When I heard many months ago that Joe Ganim had slipped into a federal Bureau of Prisons substance abuse program to shave time off his sentence I coughed up a chuckle. Gee, could the former mayor have rationalized all that high-end wine I bought for him in the 1990s led him to tipping a little too freely? So much […]

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Lauretti’s Water Torture, Plus: Gag Order, Peck Flex, And Bridgeport’s Uninsured

September 23rd, 2009 · 21 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Development and Zoning, State Politics

Okay, give me a show of hands … who among you knows FBI Special Agent Chris Halpin? I do, I do, I do! That would be me, Leonard. I spent a lot of time with Chris in the Joe Ganim case. Ten years ago this week I told Mayor Joe and his personal concierge Paul Pinto […]

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How’s Finch Doing After 18 Months? Plus: Brownfield Bucks

May 15th, 2009 · 31 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, Civil Service, Development and Zoning, Education, Law Enforcement

Mayor Bill Finch has just about reached his first 18 months in office. Where did the time go? Former Mayor John Fabrizi would love to fast forward to 2011, the next mayoral cycle, to regain his job. But can he? That raises another question: what kind of shape is Finch in? Much better than a year ago when […]

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Stuck In The Middle With Doo, Plus: The City Council In DC

March 24th, 2009 · 6 Comments · City Budget, City Council, Development and Zoning, State Politics

Gerry Rafferty, sing! Well I don’t know why I came here tonight I got the feeling that something ain’t right I’m so scared in case I fall off my chair And I’m wondering how I’ll get down the stairs Clowns to the left of me, jokers to the right Here I am, stuck in the […]

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