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Wednesday, December 07, 2005

Blumenthal to sue Ernest Newton

Newton is so screwed.
Attorney General Richard Blumenthal on Wednesday sued former state Sen. Ernest Newton II and a nonprofit job training agency whose director bribed the senator to get help securing state bond money.

The lawsuit, filed in Hartford Superior Court, alleges that director Warren Godbolt and his wife, Faye, embezzled between $70,000 and $120,000 from Progressive Training Associates in Bridgeport.

Blumenthal contends they used the money for personal expenses including a BMW, a cruise, gym membership, home improvement work, attorneys and mortgage payments.

"We want money back for our state taxpayers, money that was wrongly used and corruptly misused," Blumenthal said.