Today, Malgorzata Karas-Golka, also known as "Margaret," 46, of Newington, pleaded guilty to one count of bank fraud related to the scheme and, on Nov. 3, Carmelinda Marotta, also known as "Linda," 45, of Manchester, pleaded guilty to bank fraud, as well. According to court documents and statements made in court, from approximately June 2005 to July 2010, Filippos Milios, Karas-Golka, Marotta and others conspired to defraud banks and mortgage lenders in obtaining dozens of mortgages for the sale of properties owned by Milios, Karas-Golka and others.
Economic activity in New England continued its modest, if sometimes uneven, expansion ahead of the winter months, which dampened growth last year. According to the Federal Reserve's latest Beige Book, the First District, which encompasses all of New England except for Connecticut's Fairfield County, saw year-over-year sales and revenue increases in retail and manufacturing contacts, net hiring in more robust fields and pay levels rising somewhat for temporary workers.
Waterfront homes in southwestern Connecticut, those shoreline gems that give the region its Gold Coast reputation, are back in favor following a slump prompted by the recession and hurricanes, according to a new report from William Pitt Sotheby's International Realty. "The real estate market for waterfront homes has been in flux for the last six years," said William Pitt Sotheby's CEO Paul Breunich.
Washington Trust Bancorp is eager to dip its toe in the water when it comes to Fairfield County, Conn., but the company is reluctant to take a full plunge into that booming market. The $3.4 billion company, based in Westerly, R.I., opened a mortgage lending office in Darien less than a month ago, prompting speculation that the move would pave the way for more branches or an acquisition.
Westby is a Thomaston lawyer and former Marine who opposes Connecticut's new gun law, would scrap the Common Core education standards and says the office of state attorney general has become a meddling, anti-business operation that needs to be reined in. "One of the things I want to do to make the state more business friendly, and that means an attorney general's office that isn't out to get them," Westby said.
Peter Lumaj, the Republican and Independent Party nominee for Connecticut Secretary of the State, called on Secretary Denise Merrill this evening to publicly condemn Democratic State Representative Victor Cuevas for his involvement in the latest corruption and voter fraud scandal to hit the Capitol - Cuevas is accused of both mortgage fraud as well as voter fraud. An Affidavit of Complaint filed with the SEEC on October 8th, 2014 alleges that Representative Cuevas served in the General Assembly representing Waterbury's 75th district, while maintaining his primary residence in Bristol.
The general consensus on 2015's economy is that state and local revenues will continue to inch along , basically growing a little more than the cost of inflation. That leaves little room for increased spending in areas that saw funding drops during the recession.
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"2014 will be the new record real estate sales year ever in the parish, surpassing 2013's numbers," said Steven Herbert, COO of Coldwell Banker Pelican Real Estate. Sales reached more than three-quarters of a million dollars this year.
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