Monthly Archives: April 2019

Again Connecticut Probate: Ex-Bristol Lawyer Sentenced to 46 Months in Prison for Defrauding Wards of the Court Prosecutors said former attorney Jodi Zils Gagne used her position as an officer of the court to help herself to $169,000 belonging to people under the court’s protection.

A former Bristol attorney and town councilor was sentenced to 46 months in prison Tuesday for stealing more than $169,000 from clients while she served as a court-appointed conservator. Probate courts appoint conservators to oversee the financial or personal affairs … Continue reading

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Connecticut Probate News: Former attorney, Salem probate judge sentenced to a year in prison for embezzlement

Former attorney and Salem probate judge John W. Butts was sentenced Friday to a year in prison for embezzling $431,000 from two clients during what he and his attorney described as a downward spiral into alcoholism. Butts, 66, of Salem, had … Continue reading

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