From Dan Tepfer, CT Post:
A well-known restaurant owner has been charged with bribery and hindering a sex assault investigation.
John Vazzano, a former Barnum Festival ringmaster and owner of Vazzy’s restaurants in Bridgeport, Stratford, Fairfield and Monroe, surrendered to State Police at the Rocky Hill Police Department Wednesday morning after being notified there was a warrant for his arrest.
He was charged with one count each of bribery of a witness, third-degree hindering prosecution and interfering with a police officer.
Vazzano’s arrest comes after an investigation into allegations that in November and December 2019 a longtime dishwasher at Vazzy’s Restaurant in Bridgeport and another kitchen employee sexually assaulted a 16-year-old girl in the restaurant.