Saturday, June 21, 2008

Nepotism and Corruption in the Connecticut Judicial Branch?

[February 11, 2015, post on Connecticut Supreme Court Justice Chase T. Rogers not being re-instated and investigated]

Audio interview of Andrea Wilison by Steven G. Erickson uploaded Dec. 22, 2009:

You can be jailed for just driving through Connecticut if judges and lawyers think they can get away with robbing you blind [more]

Comments to an online Newspaper:

A concerned citizen
Meriden, CT
Caruso should start with his own cousin, Edna Press, who was given the position of official court reporter in Stamford. The position required that the person be a practicing court reporter. Ms. Press was not. Before being employed only as a court monitor, not reporter, she was a day care worker, check her tax return records. Ms. Press had not done court reporting in years. Ms. Press advised one of her employees in Stamford to move to Bridgeport in order to be able to bill for mileage by being outside of the district. The employee fraudulently stated that she lived in Bridgeport for three months, before actually moving to Bridgeport, and was paid for that mileage. Instead of being fired, Ms. Press has now been elevated to Supervisor of Transcript Services, a top management position, with pay increase, and probably a state car, and yet is still "stationed" in Stamford for her convenience, and not in Hartford, although does have her new title.

Mr. Caruso's cousin's daughter, K Mulvihill, just recently acquired the position as "caseflow coordinator trainee." Ms. Press and Ms. Mulvihill are very close, personal friends with Mr. D'Alesio, the executive director for Judicial, number three in command in the State. The position of caseflow coordinator in Danbury was posted at 58k a year, yet the posting for "case flow coordinator trainee," in New Haven, the job K. Mulvihill just recently acquired, was posted for 38k with an asterisk, stating if you had a law degree, the pay was 68k. Let's all guess what her starting salary will be. Nice wedding present, Joe. Those in positions of authority in judicial continually alter the job classifications and qualifications as they deem suitable for their needs in supplying these upper management positions to their friends and family. It is an abuse of authority, it is corrupt, it is discriminatory, illegal, and abusive, in addition to being a gross waste of funds of Connecticut tax payers.

Hamden, CT
Gov. Rell, Chief Justice, Senators...Stop the corruption in the State Judicial Department. Those in positions of authority have been milking the judicial branch for years now, giving top management positions to their friends and family, all for personal gain...they are bleeding the taxpayers and the State dry...we don't need more deputy directors, program managers, executive supervisors...we need the workers in the courtrooms...CLEAN HOUSE NOW--DO THE RIGHT THING!

Unhappy Union Activist
As a taxpayer I am outraged. Where is the justice? From the sound of it, certainly not in the Judicial Branch!

Derby, CT
There is so much nepotism in the Judicial Branch it is sickening. If your relative is a Judge, you are a shoe in for the top paying jobs. There are no tests administered for jobs, just send in your application w/resume and a phone call from your relative and you got the job!! High paying jobs are given to people without any college education. What message does this send to young people? No one even checks for high school diplomas!! Wake up Governor and clean house in Judicial.

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Rockfall, CT
I think if our leaders continue to fail to deal with these serious issues, then perhaps in November we should remember that when we vote.
Taxes are supposed to help pay for the things we need in our government, not to give a job to someone because they are related to or friends with someone.

Chris Komuves
I'm very happy this bill finally was passed. But when you take a step back and think about it, it's pretty insane that any public official ever who was removed from office for taking bribes would ever still be paid a pension afterwards.

The allegations of nepotism in our state judiciary made my other commenters are disturbing as well. Does this bill address those sorts of ethics violations? I really wish this article actually stated what the bill that was passed actually does in detail. Is it a comprehensive ethics bill, or just a narrow scope bill to deny pensions to convicted bribe-takers?

New Haven CT
Hamden, CT
It is absolutely disgraceful that judicial workers who do their job and do it well with professionalism and dedication and have the qualifications are unable to attain a promotion not because they don't deserve it but only because someone much less qualified has "the juice" with the powers that be who will ultimately rubberstamp their promotion. Knowledge is no longer a precursor. The old saying It's not what you know but who you know is alive and thriving in the Judicial Branch within the State of Connecticut. To you, Mr. Joseph D'Alesio, and those of you in management enjoying the spoils of your deceipt, your corrupt behavior, and your disregard for those of us who do not matter in your desire to fatten the wallets of your families and friends, when will you have a conscience? I believe you collectively never will until your actions are scrutinized by an outside agency and you're held accountable. Only then will people like myself and the many others who man the wheels of justice day in and day out will truly believe in justice.

Ralph Riglisi
Wallingford, CT
I am very troubled by the allegations made regarding Edna Press being a daycare worker prior to her position in upper-level management with the State of Connecticut.


If these allegations are proven to be true, then
it is indeed time to clean house starting with Mr. Joe D'Alessio himself. Can we get the Connecticut Post to follow this growing story???
Signed, a disgusted taxpayer

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[click here] for the Connecticut Post piece

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Connecticut Judicial Branch Whistleblowers tell of felonies being committed within the branch:

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[click here] for my recent email to Connecticut Governor M. Jodi Rell and CT Atty General Richard Blumenthal

[click here] for my videos on

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Should judges and lawyers have a license to steal? [more]


Anonymous Anonymous said...

If you add the kickbacks and benefits of judicial positions, the pay can seem to start out average, but most of these employees of the people make triple their actual salaries. They have their hands in everything and think they own everything and everybody. I thought we came to America because we didn't like having to be fucked over by the royalty class.

Wednesday, June 25, 2008 7:41:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I just found your website...I believe CT judicial corruption is bigger than you blogged here, dig a little deeper, judges like Richard Rittenband, Barbara Shay (?) from Waterbury, Packard (?) from Litchfield should be all on the list. There are plenty of AAGs are corrupt using color of the office to fabricate evidential materials and routinely make fraudulent statement at during court hearings. Cane should be the first on the list as to corruption...there are some law firms are all tied in with them for defence. Of course, let's not forget the local municipalitys' couuption under the color of law and color of office. Gee, I am moving out of CT.

Sunday, June 19, 2011 11:02:00 PM  
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Friday, September 30, 2011 7:35:00 PM  
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Friday, September 30, 2011 7:43:00 PM  
Blogger The Stark Raving Viking said...


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Saturday, October 01, 2011 12:55:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I know of a juvenile matters clinical coordinator in Middletown ct who has sex in her office with another employee.

Friday, September 12, 2014 1:42:00 PM  
Blogger The Stark Raving Viking said...

You could have just as easily named them.

Friday, September 12, 2014 4:51:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

From the lowest level court employees to the highest level court judges, Connecticut's judiciary is the most corrupt in the nation, with sitting judges making absurd rulings that defy logic, common sense and the very laws they were sworn to uphold. The media, which granted full immunity to those retards in black robes, are partly to blame.

Tuesday, September 30, 2014 8:18:00 PM  

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