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Monday, March 30, 2009

[CT] Trooper Vera sentenced to some dv classes after pleading "No Contest"

CONN. TROOPER PLEADS NO CONTEST IN ASSAULT CASE
Hartford Courant
March 28, 2009
[Excerpts] A state trooper has pleaded "no contest" after he was accused of storming into an ex-girlfriend's house in Groton and threatening her boyfriend with a gun. Paul Vera of Waterford was charged with second degree breach of peace and third degree criminal mischief, both misdemeanors. A judge ordered Vera to attend 26 sessions of an anti-domestic violence program. If he doesn't complete the program, he could be sentenced to six months in prison... [Full article here]

TROOPER PLEADS NO CONTEST
The Day
3/28/2009
...[State trooper Paul T.] Vera, 44, of Waterford pleaded “nolo contendere” to second-degree breach of peace and third-degree criminal mischief during a recent appearance in New London Superior Court... Vera was charged with barging into his former girlfriend's apartment and pointing a gun at her boyfriend. A 22-year veteran of the state police, he was placed on administrative duty following the incident [Full article here]

A COUPLE OF MONTHS AGO:

STATE TROOPER JAILED
[TOPIX] Norwich Bulletin (CT)
Greg Smith
Jan 31, 2009
Veteran state police trooper Paul Vera was arraigned Friday after being accused of barging in on his ex-girlfriend and a man while they were in bed together and threatening them... According to the arrest warrant affidavit, Groton Town Police received a 911 call at 5:17 a.m. Nov. 9 from George Lopez who reported Vera had kicked in the bedroom door at the home of Amy Branchaud on Michelle Lane in Groton... Lopez said Vera was dressed in “full battle rattle,” with dark fatigues and holding a handgun pointed at his groin... In a second interview with police, Branchaud said Vera had come to her apartment at night in the past and used the sliding glass door. She also said she was suspicious of Lopez’s version of the events of that night since he told her “they could each win $12 million dollars,” in a lawsuit against the state. [Full article here]

TROOPER CHARGED WITH THREATENING
Connecticut Post (Bridgeport, CT)
Saturday, January 31, 2009
[Excerpts] Authorities say a Connecticut state trooper has been arraigned on charges of barging into an ex-girlfriend's bedroom in Groton and threatening her new boyfriend with a gun... Prosecutors say Vera kicked in the door, pointed his gun at the man and yelled profanities at his ex-girlfriend before leaving. Court records indicate he told police he did not know she was seeing another man, and that he entered the apartment because he was worried for her safety when he heard sexual activity inside [Full article here]
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