Chief State’s Attorney’s Meeting

Minutes of the Meeting of June 15, 2012
Central Connecticut State University
New Britain, Connecticut

The meeting was called to order at 9:12 a.m. by Deputy Chief State’s Attorney Leonard C. Boyle. The meeting was held at Memorial Hall at Central Connecticut State University, New Britain, in conjunction with the 2012 Annual Professional Development Conference for Prosecutors.

In attendance were: State’s Attorneys David I. Cohen (Stamford-Norwalk); Michael Dearington (New Haven); Patricia M. Froehlich (Windham); Gail P. Hardy (Hartford); Peter A. McShane (Middlesex); Maureen Platt (Waterbury); Brian Preleski (New Britain): Michael L. Regan (New London); Stephen J. Sedensky III (Danbury); and Deputy Chief State’s Attorney John J. Russotto. Chief State’s Attorney Kane and State’s Attorney John C. Smriga (Fairfield) arrived after the meeting was called to order.

Also present: Executive Assistant State’s Attorney Brian Austin, Jr., Claire Nolin and Division of Criminal Justice Communications Officer Mark A. Dupuis.

State’s Attorney Froehlich made a motion to approve the minutes of the May 21, 2012, meeting. The motion was seconded by State’s Attorney Sedensky and approved unanimously.

Chief State’s Attorney Kane and Deputy Chief State’s Attorney Russotto reported on the special legislative session held June 12, 2012, to adopt budget implementation bills. This year’s budget differs from the past in that it includes new line items for cold case investigations and shooting task forces. Positions also were added for the Medicaid Fraud Control Unit. Deputy Chief State’s Attorney Boyle is developing a proposal for an initiative to expand the investigation and prosecution of fraud in state government programs.

Deputy Chief State’s Attorney Russotto reported that the Summer Conference of the National District Attorneys Association will be held July 22-25 in Groton. The State’s Attorneys were asked to submit the names of prosecutors who will attend training sessions conducted as part of the conference.

State’s Attorney Froehlich announced that NDAA is seeking donations of gift cards/certificates or other items for the silent auction that will be conducted at the conference.