HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - The state Office of Child Advocate has criticized state child welfare officials for their handling of a transgender girl held at a Connecticut detention center for boys. The child advocate's agency calls the July 13th announcement by the Department of Children and Families of a fight the previous day involving her and four others that led to her being moved a psychiatric treatment center a "public shaming."
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - Governor Dannel Malloy says more than 320 of the thousands of immigrant children who've streamed across the U.S. border have so far been placed in Connecticut. The children have been matched up with relatives living in the state. Malloy received criticism for rejecting a recent federal request to temporarily house up to 2,000 children from Central America at the mostly vacant Southbury Training School.
STAMFORD, Conn. (AP) - A lawyer for Michael Skakel is seeking to keep the government from using audio tapes made by the Kennedy cousin for a memoir as evidence in his upcoming murder retrial. Skakel, the nephew of Robert F. Kennedy's widow, Ethel, was freed from prison last year after a judge ruled his trial attorney failed to adequately represent him in 2002.
NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) - A federal judge has sentenced a former Wall Street trader to two years in prison for securities fraud, saying he took advantage of a government bailout program. Judge Janet Hall sentenced Jesse Litvak today, imposing a fine of $1.75 million as well.
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