Driver In Illegal Oxycodone-Trafficking Operation Pleads Guilty – Hartford Courant

NEW HAVEN—

A New York man pleaded guilty Wednesday to conspiring to launder money as part of an elaborate Florida-to-Connecticut oxycodonetrafficking operation.

Emmanuel “Manny” Babe, 39, of Mount Kisco, N.Y., pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to commit money laundering before Judge Janet C. Hall in U.S. District Court in New Haven, according to a news release from the U.S. Attorney’s Office.

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Canterbury Man Gets Two Years For Role In Oxycodone Trafficking Ring – Hartford Courant

NEW HAVEN — A 32-year-old Canterbury resident was sentenced Tuesday to two years in prison for his role in the large-scale trafficking of oxycodone pills from Florida to Connecticut.

Christopher Roderick, 32, is one of 20 people — including two police officers and three Transportation Security Administration officers — nabbed in the Federal Drug Enforcement Administration’s “Operation Blue Coast.”

In June 2011, Roderick (more…)

Sapko v. Connecticut: Officer’s oxycodone overdose doesn’t secure benefits for widow

In Connecticut, the direct and natural consequence rule should be utilized in analyzing the causation in cases involving a subsequent injury or an aggravation of an earlier, primary injury.

Case name: Sapko v. Connecticut, et al., No. SC 18680 (Conn. 06/12/12).

Ruling: The Connecticut Supreme Court held that a widow was not entitled to benefits for an officer’s death caused by an overdose (more…)