Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Shelton Mayor Mark Lauretti no longer faces federal probe

By Mary O'Leary and
Michelle Tuccitto Sullo
Register Staff
As Shelton Mayor Mark A. Lauretti pursues the state lieutenant governor position, he does so without the shadow of a federal corruption probe looming over him.
Thomas Carson, a spokesman for the U.S. attorney’s office, said Tuesday that the multi-year investigation into allegations of corruption in Shelton is closed.
Lauretti was never charged in the case, and always denied any wrongdoing.
Lauretti, when reached Tuesday evening, said he knew he would “stand the test of time,” and while he was “frustrated” by the whole experience, “I stopped paying attention.”
He said he never inquired about the status of the case and never heard from prosecutors personally that it had been closed. Carson told the Register when it requested an update on Tuesday.

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