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Zak Failla

Urgent News Reporter zfailla@dailyvoice.com

Zak! worked as a sports editor at the Shoshone News Press in northern Idaho and as a sports writer at the Ithaca Journal before making his way to The Daily Voice. A graduate of Ithaca College's Roy H. Park School of Communication, he is a self-proclaimed cat and juggling enthusiast. 

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  1. Middle School In Westport Will Remain Closed Through June Due To Mold Issue

    Middle School In Westport Will Remain Closed Through June Due To Mold Issue

    Mold and architectural issues will keep the doors of a Fairfield County middle school shuttered for the rest of the academic year.The Coleytown Middle School in Westport, which was shut down last month due to an ongoing mold problem, will be closed through June, officials announced this week. The closure came after a rise in absences and medical complaints from students to begin the ...

  2. Man Kidnaps, Assaults Woman Before Dumping Her On I-95, Feds Say

    Man Kidnaps, Assaults Woman Before Dumping Her On I-95, Feds Say

    A 24-year-old ride-share driver is facing charges after allegedly picking up a Westchester woman, kidnapping her and sexually assaulting her in his car before ditching her on the side of I-95 in Connecticut. Harbir Parmar of Howard Beach in Queens has been charged with kidnapping and wire-fraud charges dating back to an incident in February, U.S. Attorney Geoffrey Berman ...

  3. Milford Man Arrested, Charged With Defrauding Elderly Person

    Milford Man Arrested, Charged With Defrauding Elderly Person

    An area man is facing decades behind bars for allegedly defrauding his elderly person of $60,000 through a fraud and money laundering scheme.Milford resident Christopher Sakelarakis has been indicted by a federal grand jury in New Haven charging him in the investment scheme that allowed him to bilk his victim out of thousands of dollars to live a lavish lifestyle.The indictment alleges ...

  4. Investment Fund Co-Founder From Rowayton Charged In $20 Million Fraud Scheme

    Investment Fund Co-Founder From Rowayton Charged In $20 Million Fraud Scheme

    The former co-founder of a multi-million dollar hedge fund is facing charges claiming that he lied to his investors and misappropriated nearly $20 million as part of a Ponzi scheme.Jason Rhodes of Fairfield County was arrested on Tuesday morning on conspiracy, securities fraud, wire fraud, and investment adviser fraud charges. The charges stem from his participation in an elaborate ...

  5. Nine From Westchester, Fairfield Counties Charged In Drug Trafficking Ring

    Nine From Westchester, Fairfield Counties Charged In Drug Trafficking Ring

    Nine members of a family run drug trafficking organization have been charged with narcotics conspiracy in connection to the FBI raid of a New Rochelle grocery store this week.Members of the FBI were spotted entering the Supermercado Mexico supermarket on Union Avenue in New Rochelle at approximately 9:30 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 11, authorities said. Agents were seen taking boxes of ...

  6. Norwalk Doctor Sentenced For Health Care Fraud, Drug Distribution

    Norwalk Doctor Sentenced For Health Care Fraud, Drug Distribution

    A local doctor is going to spend several years behind bars for distributing opioids to patients with no need for drugs in Fairfield County.Milford resident Bharat Patel, a doctor working out of Family Health Urgent Care in Norwalk, has been sentenced to 54 months in prison after pleading guilty to narcotics distribution and healthcare offenses over the summer. He was also sentenced to ...

  7. Man Sent To Prison For Violating Sex Offender Registry Law

    Man Sent To Prison For Violating Sex Offender Registry Law

    A registered sex offender convicted of rape is heading back to prison after failing to notify authorities about his move to Connecticut.Waterbury resident Byron Elliott Vaughn, 32, was sentenced in Bridgeport District Court to 24 months in prison, followed by five years of supervised release for violating the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act by failing to disclose his move ...

  8. Norwalk Teen's Parking Violation Leads To Gun Arrest In Stamford

    Norwalk Teen's Parking Violation Leads To Gun Arrest In Stamford

    A local teenager was in the wrong place at the wrong time doing the wrong things and is now facing a weapons charge after being busted sleeping in an illegally parked car and fighting officers, police said.Stamford Police Officers Ryan Lee and Robert Bossone were dispatched to a Woodland Avenue home at approximately 11:15 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 12, where there was a noise complaint.Once ...

  9. Bridgeport Man Admits Selling Heroin While Awaiting Sentencing

    Bridgeport Man Admits Selling Heroin While Awaiting Sentencing

    A convicted felon from Fairfield County has admitted to selling heroin while awaiting sentencing on a previous charge for selling the drug to a fatal overdose victim.Bridgeport resident Darryck Norris has pleaded guilty to possession of narcotics and other drug offenses following his arrest in February. An investigation into Norris’ activities in the area found that he had been dealing ...

  10. CT Man Sentenced For Child Pornography Offense

    CT Man Sentenced For Child Pornography Offense

    A 28-year-old man from Connecticut is going to spend time behind bars after being busted with child porn and “guides to sexually abusing children.”William Millett of Groton has been sentenced to 60 months in prison, followed by five years of supervised released for the child pornography offense, John Durham, the United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced this ...

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