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February 2014 Archives

Former broker-dealer facing fraud charges over bailout funds

For some companies, funds that were received from the government bailout during the financial crisis were used to buy bonds. Jefferies & Co. was one of those companies, and one of their former broker-dealers is now facing securities fraud charges related to those funds. Prosecutors in the case are pushing forward with the fraud claim, but one man claims that he simply told small lies that do not amount to such serious charges.

Alleged robber facing serious charges over woman's death

Home is where the majority of people feel a sense of safety and security. The violation of that security by an intruder can be extremely unsettling, but for one Connecticut woman, it turned out to be deadly. A burglary quickly erupted into something much more serious when an alleged robber set an apartment on fire. The man accused of the robbery now faces serious charges.

University of Connecticut student faces drug charges

Police say that the search of a university student's dorm room revealed much more than textbooks and studying materials. The University of Connecticut dorm room wasn't just being used as a place to sleep and study, it was also being used to store and distribute illegal drugs. The student who occupied the room was arrested and is now facing drug charges.

Serious criminal charges brought against two men in shootout

The people of Connecticut may be displeased to see that an associate of former NFL star Aaron Hernandez is spending time in the state. Perhaps under the circumstances, that time could turn out to be substantial. In another familiar scenario of violence, one of Hernandez's former associates in alleged crime was shot three times in the leg and taken to a hospital. Connecticut authorities have brought criminal charges against a man accused of shooting the Hernandez associate.