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US Attorney Deirdre M. Daly: Investigation of corrupt CT courts

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It takes time but change can happen. CT reporter Anne Stevenson's efforts to expose corruption in Connecticut courts yields a joint initiative by 5 federal agencies. Help us bring change to Georgia. If you have or know of a troubling story from Paulding or Cobb courts, please share it.


While judges and lawyers may cower behind court reporters falling on their swords, common sense tells us there is more to the story. Change is coming to Georgia courts. Citizen participation is key to expediting this cause.



NEW HAVEN, Conn., February 5, 2015 — The U.S. Department of Justice and representatives of five federal law enforcement agencies announced this week the establishment of a public corruption task force in the State of Connecticut. The task force will investigate corrupt public officials, the misuse of public funds and related criminal activity. DOJ Feb 4 – Task Force Announcement


Some state officials have suggested that the task force’s first order of business should be to address problems with fraud and corruption in the State’s family courts. According to the Connecticut Judicial Review Council’s website, the 25 member committee has fielded tens of thousands of complaints filed by consumers against Connecticut judges, however, fewer than than 11 judges have been subject to public disciplinary hearings since the 1980’s.


“Public servants are entrusted by all of us to act in the best interests of the public they serve. It is important for the United States to bring to justice those who betray that trust,” said FBI Special Agent in Charge Patricia M. Ferrick. “Public corruption at all levels of local, state, and federal government must not be tolerated, and this task force will leverage the best assets of the task force partner agencies to address the threat posed by corrupt public officials.”


According to a press release sent out by U.S. Attorney Deirdre M. Daly, the Connecticut Public Corruption Task Force is a joint initiative which includes representatives from the Federal Bureau of Investigation, United States Postal Inspection Service, Internal Revenue Service Criminal Investigation Division, and the Inspector General’s Offices of the United States Department of Health and Human Services and the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development.

Read more at http://www.commdiginews.com/news-2/doj-connecticut-announces-investigation-of-corrupt-courts-34507/#yY6vdjU5jDXu9D0I.99



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