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Mary Badaracco judge bribery trial

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“It sure seems like the fix is in. From what I understand, the State’s Attorney’s Office was never keen on pursuing charges in the first place. It was the doggedness of the investigator that forced their hand … everyone was turning a blind eye to it and shrugging their shoulders. These lawyers stick together like old time mafia,” says a law enforcement source.

Badaracco, 77, stands accused of bribing Judge Robert Brunetti of Goshen with an offer of $100,000 in an attempt to influence grand jury proceedings surrounding the investigation of Mary Badaracco’s death

Full report on this continuing twisted saga.

Corrupticut?: Secret order to seal secret Mary Badaracco murder report

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… The Badaracco case was so messed up it had to have had help going south. Police initially were indifferent about the victim’s shattered car windshield, only to search for the vehicle unsuccessfully many years later …

Chief Justice mum on secret orders, missing & hidden file

What happened to the disappearing 3,000-page grand jury transcript?

What’s to stop them from ditching the Badaracco file?


What is up with judge bribery case in Mary Badaracco homicide?


Judges, bribes, ‘buried’ cars, grand jury; the twisted tale of Mary Badaracco’s murder.

The Mary Badaracco homicide case is like a riddle jumbled in a hall of mirrors. The mirrors are usually foggy, with a rare burst of light and clarity. All that’s missing is the White Rabbit.

The case began in earnest six years too late. Over the subsequent 22 and a half years it generated some hope for justice, only to fall apart. One has to wonder whether all cylinders of Connecticut law enforcement were ever operating in concert.

Mary Badaracco, then 38, disappeared from her home at 25 Wakeman Hill Road in Sherman on Aug. 20, 1984. Her daughters say she was a devoted mother who would not have left without sharing her plans. Her car sat in front of the house, the driver’s side windshield smashed inward. Then the car disappeared, too.

More at Litchfield Country Times.

Andy Thibault is a semi-retired private investigator, journalist, and pro boxing judge in Connecticut.

CT Judge to be cross-examined in Mary Badaracco disappearance

A sitting Superior Court judge from Goshen CT will face cross-examination as a criminal complainant in the upcoming trial of Dominic Badaracco, identified as a prime suspect in one of Connecticut’s longest-running missing persons cases.

Mr. Badaracco, 76, stands accused of bribing Judge Robert Brunetti in an attempt to influence grand jury proceedings surrounding the killing of his ex-wife Mary Badaracco 28 years ago.

More in my article at the Litchfield County Times

(Andy Thibault is a semi-retired PI with an interest in long-unsolved disappearances)