Shelton Corruption Probe
by STAFF | May 28, 2014 9:41 am | Comments (0)
The years-long federal corruption probe in the City of Shelton has wrapped up without an indictment of its chief target, Mayor Mark Lauretti, the New Haven Register reported Tuesday.
The Register cited Thomas Carson, a spokesman for the U.S. Attorney’s Office, as saying that the corruption probe is now closed.
Lauretti, referred to in court documents as “Public Official #1,” has consistently and adamantly denied any wrongdoing.
by Ethan Fry | Apr 30, 2012 4:48 pm | Comments (0)
A lawyer representing Shelton developer James Botti will try this week to convince a panel of federal judges his client deserves a new trial.
Botti is currently serving a six-year prison term at a minimum security federal prison in West Virginia on a mail fraud conviction.
Oral arguments in his appeal are scheduled for 10 a.m. Wednesday before the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit in New York City.
by STAFF | Nov 9, 2011 4:24 pm | Comments (1)
Shelton developer Robert Scinto has been released from federal prison, according to the Connecticut Post.
Scinto was serving a six-month sentence for lying to federal agents amid a corruption probe in Shelton.
by STAFF | Sep 3, 2011 7:36 am | Comments (0)
James Botti, a Shelton developer serving time in federal prison for mail fraud, filed documents Aug. 31 appealing his conviction.
by STAFF | Aug 11, 2011 6:12 am | Comments (1)
Robert Scinto, the developer who is serving six months in federal prison for lying to FBI agents probing corruption in Shelton, is informally counseling fellow inmates, The CT Post reports.
by Jodie Mozdzer Gil | May 24, 2011 12:57 pm | Comments (0)
Shelton developer Robert Scinto reported to the Schulykill Federal Correctional Institution in Minersville, Pa. federal prison Tuesday, to serve his six month sentence for lying to federal agents amid their corruption probe in Shelton.
Scinto, 64, entered the federal Bureau of Prisons inmate database at 12:15 p.m.
by Jodie Mozdzer Gil | Apr 12, 2011 4:19 pm | Comments (0)
Elliot Wilson, the former head of the city’s building department who is serving a five-month prison sentence, resigned this week after 23 years on the job.
Wilson has been in jail since April 6. His resignation letter is dated April 10. A copy of the letter is posted at the end of this story.
by Jodie Mozdzer Gil | Apr 7, 2011 9:52 pm | Comments (2)
It could have worked.
That proposal from Shelton developer Robert Scinto to pay for and pitch an ethics code to public officials and professional trade organizations.
The one he offered as an alternative to jail. The one a federal judge rejected Wednesday, when he sentenced Scinto to six months in prison for lying to federal agents in their corruption probe in Shelton.
It could have worked, Shelton Board of Aldermen President John Anglace said Thursday.
“I’m not pleading for Scinto,” Anglace said. “I’m pleading for what the proposal could do. I think the proposal has merits and I think we missed that opportunity by incarcerating him, versus harnessing what he could bring to the table to help us.”
by Jodie Mozdzer Gil | Apr 6, 2011 7:27 pm | Comments (1)
There is no doubt Robert Scinto was a pillar of the community. He gave to charities, helped countless people in need, brought jobs to Fairfield County.
At the same time, he worked to undermine the foundation of the community he loved by lying to federal agents in their corruption investigation in Shelton.
That contrast led Senior U.S. District Judge Charles S. Haight Jr. to sentence Scinto, 63, to six months in prison Wednesday — despite pleas from dozens of friends, family members and coworkers to grant leniency to Scinto.
by Jodie Mozdzer Gil | Apr 4, 2011 5:27 pm | Comments (0)
Former Building Official Elliot Wilson will be locked up Wednesday for his conviction in the federal corruption probe in Shelton.
But as of Monday afternoon, his employment status at City Hall was still up in the air.
Wilson, 67, has not resigned or been fired — and he’s waiting to hear whether the city will let him retire.
“Nothing’s definite yet,” said Wilson, who hasn’t been paid by the city since being placed on administrative leave in January 2010.