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Silver found guilty of corruption in federal court

After spending more than two days deliberating, a 12-person jury in U.S. District Court in Manhattan found the former Assembly speaker, who served more than 20 years in the role, guilty of seven charges including honest services fraud, extortion and money laundering.

Embezzling bookkeeper gets 54-month sentence

He also must repay $3.4 million.

Editorial: Overly judicious

We can only hope the Connecticut Supreme Court rights the wrongs that were doled out in the form of Bellis’ ill-fated ruling to give Bridgeport Superintendent Paul Vallas the boot.
Mark Bass Carolyn Laredo

Collaborate, don’t litigate those business disputes

Attorneys in Westchester and Rockland counties advocate for collaborative law, a conflict resolution process that brings together parties in legal disputes in a mediated setting and avoids the third-party decisions and emotional costs of litigation.

Sleepy Hollow redevelopment clears another legal hurdle

A state judge has refused to reopen a court case in which Tarrytown village officials unsuccessfully tried to stop a large-scale redevelopment project by General Motors Corp. in neighboring Sleepy Hollow.

State taking refund claims for MTA payroll tax

State officials are accepting employers’ claims for future refunds if a state appeals court finds the MTA payroll tax is unconstitutional.

Health care and insurance in brief

Health and insurance news and notes from around Fairfield County and Connecticut.