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  • New London teacher applies for court program in DUI ...

    Friday Nov 9 | via The Day 

    To continue reading this premium story, you need to become a member. Click below to take advantage of an exclusive offer for new members: Groton - A New London High School teacher and wrestling coach charged with drunken driving and an attempted assault on a police officer has applied for a special program for first-time offenders that could lead to the dismissal of charges.

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  • New London teacher faces drunken driving, attempted ...

    Monday Nov 5 | via The Day 

    To continue reading this premium story, you need to become a member. Click below to take advantage of an exclusive offer for new members: Groton - A New London High School teacher, who is also the school's wrestling coach, is due in court later this month to face charges he was driving drunk and tried to elbow a town police officer who was trying to place him in a cell.  Michael J. Gorton Jr., 31, of Shore Drive, Waterford, was arrested in the early morning hours of Oct. 27 and charged with multiple traffic violations, driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, resisting arrest and attempted assault on a police officer, which is a felony.

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  • New London teacher faces drunk driving, attempted as...

    Monday Nov 5 | via The Day 

    Groton - A New London school teacher, who is also the school's wrestling coach, is due in court later this month to face charges he was driving drunk and tried to elbow a town police officer who was trying to place him in a cell.  Michael J. Gorton Jr., 31, of Shore Drive, Waterford, was arrested in the early morning hours of Oct. 27 and charged with multiple traffic violations, driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, resisting arrest and attempted assault on a police officer, which is a felony. The New London school district did not respond to requests for information about Gorton, his status in the school district or whether he might face disciplinary action.

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  • Man who shot good Samaritan gets 45 years in prison

    Thursday Oct 18 | via Norwalk Citizen News 

    A man convicted of fatally shooting a good Samaritan coming to the aid of a woman being assaulted outside a Connecticut bar has been sentenced to 45 years in prison. The Day of New London reports that Dante Hughes was sentenced Wednesday, three months after he was convicted of first-degree manslaughter in the December 2016 killing of 24-year-old Joey Gingerella in the parking lot of a Groton pub.

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  • Hughes sentenced to 45 years in prison for shooting ...

    Wednesday Oct 17 | via TheDay.Com 

    Dante A. Hughes turned to the family of homicide victim Joey Gingerella and apologized Wednesday as he was sentenced in New London Superior Court to 45 years in prison for the Dec. 11, 2016, shooting in Groton. The 32-year-old said the shooting in the parking lot of Ryan's Pub  happened "so fast."

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  • Man to serve 32 months in phishing scheme that targe...

    Sep 13, 2018 | via TheDay.Com 

    A Nigerian man who participated in a "phishing" scheme to obtain the personal identifying information of school employees in Groton and Glastonbury in Connecticut and Bloomington, Minn., and to file false tax returns in their names was sentenced Thursday in U.S. District Court to 32 months in prison followed by three years of supervised release. Daniel Adekunle Ojo, 34, who was living in Durham, N.C., when he was arrested in August 2017, pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to commit wire fraud and one count of aggravated identity theft.

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