Judge Pushes Button on Miron

04Jun10

Push to Slap Wrist

Miron apologizes for gravestone thefts; pays back widows
Daniel Tepfer, Staff Writer
Published: 01:20 p.m., Friday, June 4, 2010

BRIDGEPORT — Standing in Superior Court Friday morning Richard Miron publicly apologized for the first time to stealing thousands of dollars from elderly widows and dozens of other people who had paid him for headstones for loved ones.

“I do feel your pain, I’m truly sorry for putting you through what I put you through, it was not done with any malicious intent,” the former Stratford Democratic Registrar of Voters said.

But his words were met with only stony glares from a half-dozen of his victims who sat across the courtroom from him.

“I was robbed without a gun,” whispered Verna Kearney, who lost more than $3,500 to Miron for her late husband’s headstone.

“He should be going to jail,” Mariline Alicea, of Milford, told Judge George Thim. Then turning to Miron she continued: “You may not serve time for your misdeeds in this world, but rest assured you will face a higher authority in the next.”

While Thim acknowledged he could reject the plea agreement and send Miron back to face trial for what he did, he instead decided to accept it in favor of the victims getting much of their money back.

“No one will leave here happy, but all in all I think the agreement is appropriate,” he added. The judge then sentenced Miron, who previously pleaded guilty to first-degree larceny, to a suspended 10-year term, followed by five years probation.

The 74-year-old Miron, the father of Stratford’s former mayor James Miron, was accused of stealing $78,098.28 from 72 people who had contracted with him to purchase headstones from his Lakeview Monument Co.

“It’s not just the money,” State’s Attorney John Smriga told the judge. “These are people who were going through the most difficult times in their lives, the loss of a loved one and went to Mr. Miron with trust but he decided his personal financial situation was more important.”

In a plea agreement worked out with the state Attorney General’s Office, Smriga said Miron has already paid $60,000 of the total that he stole. That money is being distributed to the victims by the AG’s office and they will be receiving checks within days, the prosecutor said. The remaining money will be paid within a year.

“A suspended sentence is the only way to proceed because if Mr. Miron is incarcerated it will be one more excuse for him not to repay his victims,” Smriga added.

Miron’s lawyer, John R. Gulash, told the judge his client suffered financial setbacks as a result of his former property on Boston Avenue being taken from him by the city of Bridgeport.

“It got to a point where a reasonable person would have realized there was a problem, but that is when he crossed the line,” Gulash said. “When somebody in the public eye falls from grace it is a greater fall than someone who is not and that is the case here.”

Miron’s thefts came to light in May 2008, when Kearney, a Bridgeport police officer, complained to police that she had paid nearly $3,000 to Miron for a headstone for her deceased husband, Nelson Kearney, a veteran police officer, but had not gotten the stone or a refund.

Police said since that first arrest, both they and Kearney have been contacted by numerous other people claiming to have been ripped off by Miron.

Among the other allegations are that Miron defrauded a Bridgeport synagogue out of nearly $3,000.

Police said officials of Congregation B’Nai Israel, on Park Avenue, paid Miron $2,800 in 2005 to replace four headstones in its Kings Highway cemetery in Fairfield that were damaged by a car crashing into them. However, Miron never did the work and didn’t respond to calls for a refund.

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24 Responses to “Judge Pushes Button on Miron”

  1. 1 1george1

    no surprize in corrupt-icut.

    dick miron knows where political and human skeletons are.
    it is known as biographical leverage.

    it is same way certain police can get away with murder.

    while other certain police can get away with what they do to honest cops.

  2. 2 jezebel282

    It is difficult to accept that “justice” in this case is simple restitution. It is tantamount to an interest free loan from 80 bereaved families.

    No fine, no interest, no jail time.

    “The remaining money will be paid within a year.”

    Really? Within one whole year? I wonder if I can call my credit card company and tell them to wait a year till I get around to paying them?

    “A suspended sentence is the only way to proceed because if Mr. Miron is incarcerated it will be one more excuse for him not to repay his victims,” Smriga added.

    Is that so? Do you release everyone convicted of a felony because it may give them an excuse not to pay?

    “John R. Gulash, told the judge his client suffered financial setbacks as a result of his former property on Boston Avenue being taken from him by the city of Bridgeport.”

    How weak is this? “Taken”? Those bastids in the City of Bridgeport just took it? It wouldn’t have anything to do with CITY OF BRIDGEPORT v. MIRON RICHARD A http://civilinquiry.jud.ct.gov/CaseDetail/PublicCaseDetail.aspx?DocketNo=FBTCV030399956S would it? Miron must have had lousy attorneys that time, huh? Who was it again? Oh yeah….Berchem, Moses & Devlin.

    Gulash said, “When somebody in the public eye falls from grace it is a greater fall than someone who is not and that is the case here.”
    Umm…the last time Richard Miron occupied a state of grace was moment’s after he left the birth canal. It has been down hill since then.

    “Among the other allegations are that Miron defrauded a Bridgeport synagogue out of nearly $3,000.”
    This may be the kindest thing ever written about Richard Miron. He didn’t discriminate. He would steal from anyone.

  3. 3 rex525

    “In a plea agreement worked out with the state Attorney General’s Office”

    This statement burns my ass most of all. Perhaps Linda will appreciate it when I bring it to the attention of her campaign manager. I can see the headline: “Blumenthal’s Office assists an admitted felon who robbed widows and widowers avoid jail time”.

  4. 4 1george1

    Father of a Mayor who was on the CRC who was against Mayor
    form of Government/

    Involved with people who cost Stratford estimated $ 3 billion in
    obligations and lost Revenue?

    Blagjogovich looks real and honest in comparison.

    When you see Linda, give my regards tp Lowell, who is on
    her Board of Directors and the same Episcopalean Church
    as GHW Bush.

    Lowell / Lamont / Blumenthol all belong to the same Greenwich
    Country Club, which now admits Jews.
    What was it that Graucho said about clubs ……. ?

  5. 5 1george1

    Many years ago a close friend confided his uncle was a button man
    for Big Paul Castleano. It was the reason his father moved his family
    to CT. to avoid his family to grow into that life.

    My Grandfather and uncle were good friends with the Beardsleys,
    Browns, and Bassetts.

    My father’s best friend growing up was Bobby Testo, who became a judge
    and Bridgeport Power Broker.

    Locally Ray V & Sylvia had many connections, which wained and changed.

    I did not know any of this, nor put any of it togethe as beig important.

    However, there are lessons for Stratford’s politically connected here.
    1 – Things change
    2 – Patrons lose power
    3 – Once patrons lose power, their dependents lose protection.
    4 – Eventually, the truth becomes known. The pipers get paid

  6. 6 jezebel282

    George,

    “uncle was a button man”

    Was it the easy BUTTON graphic that triggered this post of yours?

  7. 7 1george1

    My friend’s uncle was a BUTTON MAN.
    Mafia parlance … push a button = target someone to be gone.

    Yes it was the graphic and title
    JUDGE OUSHES BUTTON on MIRON.

    You can not write that I was wrong in following
    the title and graphic of this string.

    I simply pointed out alternative subjective meaning,
    since we know some readers have …. connnections!

  8. 8 sudds

    connnections???

    George… the only connection we need right now is my hand the the back of your head!!! PLEASE… PLEASE… PLEASE… (for your sake, and mine since I admit that I voted for you)… stop with the assinine conspiracy theories!!!

  9. 10 jezebel282

    Reminder:

    As a result of these “tough” actions by Blumenthal, Smriga and and Thim, Miron has until May 2011 to pay the balance of the restitution. Without any fines or interest of course.

  10. 11 1george1

    Former Democratic Registrar Dick Miron,
    (Town Committee Chairman/Ward Boss?)
    plead guilty to charges of $70,000 undelivered Tombstones.
    No jail time? ($70,000=NO JAIL TIME!!)

  11. 12 jezebel282

    George,

    $78,000

  12. 13 1george1

    I INTNETIONALLY UNDERSTATED.

    Let someone else correct me in their own letter to the Editor.

    oh-
    to save space-
    wrong blog line –
    but I liked the line ” salute this”

    It won’t go down the General McAuliffe’s “Nuts.”

  13. 14 jezebel282

    George,

    “I liked the line ” salute this” It won’t go down the General McAuliffe’s “Nuts.””

    It would have if I had posted the graphic that went along with it.

  14. 15 1george1

    Like Vlad the impaler?
    Virutal Mirons on a stick?

    What about all those other DTC + RTC who have allowed and caused
    Stratford regressions since 1987 / 1998?

    It appears the FEDS gave a deal to Willinger/Bucci + Berchem, Moses
    to make Stratford a part of Bridgeport.
    ARMY
    FAA
    EPA
    DOT
    F & W

    The RTC is actually worse than the Mirons, or at least the same.
    Anyone thinking or blogging differently is drinking the Kool Aid.

    – Stay Kool this week.

    – Stay home w/o weapons – It is P R E d a t o r Weather.

    – The human P R E d a t o r s BELIEVERS – predate all writings / all beliefs.

  15. 16 jezebel282

    George,

    In a way (gulp) you are correct. Stratford began it’s journey downward (and it’s still sliding) when Rich Buturla and Norm Aldrich discovered how easy it was to steal tax money from us.

    Why either one is still allowed to walk into John Harkins office at will says much about the lack of political reform in this Town.

  16. 17 1george1

    It was my understanding the original Jezebel swallowed.

    According to my inquiry about the change in stratford zip code
    from 06497 to 06614 + 06615 – the stratford library came back
    with the date of the zip code change as July 1, 1998.

    1998 is an interesting year.

    In the later part of 1998, Norm Aldrich and Team Stratford became
    the “preferred vender” for AVCO under the DEBBIE ROSE Town Council.
    December, she completed her transition.
    Elected as a Republican, she had become “independent,” and Dec 1998
    became a Democrat, replacing Gilardi, with one Richard Burtula as the
    Town Attorney, who had been an assistant along with:
    John Florek
    Kurt Ahlberg – Matt Catalano’s uncle, by marriage.

    Also in the later part of 1998, the $ 95,000,000 PENSION BOND was passed,
    which gave the POLICE, FIRE, + PW a VERY DEEP PUBLIC trough from which
    to STEAL and allowed by both POLITICAL PARTIES, but mostly REPUBLICAN
    TOWN COUNCILS and BOARDS of EDUCATION, who 100 % maintainned
    Berchem / Moses / Devlin / Burturla as Town Attorneys

    Similtaneously Bridgeport included Berchem / Moses / Devlin / Burturla
    as Town Attorneys and gave Business to Willinger & Bucci, as well as
    Merlys.

    1998
    Federal zip code 06614 = Bridgeport + Statford
    Federal zip code 06614 = Bridgeport + Statford
    Federal marketing money for AVCO to TEAM STRATFORD
    $ 98,000,000 PENSION BOND

    1999
    STRATFORD POLICE RENEGOTIATE PLAN B, for UNCAPPED PENSION
    BRIDGEPORT POLICE $ 365,000,000 PENSION BOND.

    If Bridgeport and Stratford and Fairfield and Milford lawyers wittingly
    or unwittingly participated in a cover up of multiple murders and treason.

    DOES the ABOVE look like a BRIBE and/or ACCESSORIES of PEOPLE LIKE
    mO.S.S.man + Imbro + Burturla
    Burturla + Gilardi + Florek + Ahlberg + Kelly + Cotter + Bishop + Foreman
    + T-berry + Blando + Hilgen + Miller + Miron + Miron + Schirillo + Kubec
    + Moore + FORRESTER + Julian + Henrick + Feehan + Cabrol + darth decilio
    + Norm + Camillo + PROTO + Torre + JOY + Williams + Rose + Collier + Blake
    + Silhavy + Fredette + PENSIONERS etc……

    One of the PRECEDENTS I got from Esq. John Williams, is that the threshold
    to be an accessory or accompliss to a crime is surprizingly low.

    Stratford politics – people without shame or integrity or patriotism.
    What was done to my father, a WW II Combat Vet, while employed in the
    USPS is a FEDERAL CRIME under the U. S. CODE. (Same as Pat “T” “ill” “man”)
    Same as what happened to me and other Federal Employees.

    The Scot Rite Masons decided to exclude giving credit to me for my work
    to publicize the WW II MEMORIAL build along the lines of PILLARS and which
    included MASONS, CATHOLICS, CHRISTIANS, and JEWS among 100 dead and
    thousands of wounded from Stratford.
    Then they included scumbags like DICK MIRON (SOLD STONE) + JIM FEEHAN.
    Then they changed the WW II newspaper article I gave them to a version
    which excluded the icons.
    Room 217 became room 213, despite the MASONIC molding, there and Chamber.
    SCOTU.S. = Supreme Court Of The United States – Dred Scot.
    Stratford HS no longer contains the PILLARS of CHARACTER, because it and
    Town Hall no longer have any.

    These are NOT the MASONS / SHRINERS / CATHOLICS / JEWS / CHRISTIAN
    PROTESTANTS / Enlightened self interest > inclusionaries I grew up admiring.

    “CERTAIN” POLICE + FIRE + PW + BoE + RTC + DTC + LAWYERS + others were
    seduced and played, going against the CORE CORP VALUES >
    – American Military do not leave comrades behind
    – American Military do not set up comrades to be slaughtered.
    – Now the PRETENDERS are STEALING AMERICA ….

    The DEVIL always BETRAYS
    the BETRAYERS
    because BETRAYERS
    are always willing to BETRAY others and are untrustworthy.

    Would you go in fox holes with people like Norm, Burturlas, Mirons,
    Willingers, or so many of the “usual suspects?”

    Thing about it ……..

    Are you happy paying 200 % TAXES to 70 % of Teachers + Fire + over 50 %
    of Police who live out of Town, while certain people are raking the BIG
    MONEY from KICK BACKS from Insurance, Pensions, Bonding, Referrals,
    Clients, and other forms of political SOP – in my opinion?

    If the Mil Rate was 15 with 12,000 jobs on AVCO and SIKORSKY property EACH,
    and if Stratford was remedicated, what would Stratford property Taxes be?

    Willinger + Bucci = Bridgeport
    Berchem etc = Milford
    Norm = Shelton

  17. 18 1george1

    Under Federalist # 10 it basically indicates that if you control
    the people at the top of any organization, you control that
    organization, in the USA.

    Tammany Hall was created about 1786, just prior to the Constitution
    ratification and was created as ANTI-RELIGEOUS, using Columbus
    within their name.
    > Knights of Columbus were created in New Haven about the time
    Skull and Bones was chartered.
    > The Geronimo skull urban legend coincides with Douglas Mcarthur’s
    father’s involvement.
    > The McArthurs were also involved in the Phillipines about the time
    of Japan’s sneak attack on Port Arthur vs. Russia around 1900 when
    the British empire controlled 1/4 of the world’s people n land masses.
    > During WW I, Grandsons of Queen Victoria were King of England,
    Kaiser of Germany, and Czar of Russia.
    > I always found it amusing the William 1 of Normandy was called BOTH
    – William the Conqueror and
    – William the Bastard
    > The NORMAN ROYALS kicked out ALL ANGLO – SAXON LORDS from their
    CASTLES and ruled ANGLO / SAXON / CELTS / GAELS / WELCH / SCOT
    > About the time of the creation of the GRAND LODGE, “A GREAT PRETENDER”
    ruled England.
    > The prior created Magna Carta allowed Pagans / Pirates / Philosophers to
    be enjoined to the ROYAL CIRCLES of LORDS and COMMONS.
    > PRIMOGENITURE and WORLD CONQUEST?

    British East India company was a private company which took over India
    and along with Dutch East India company made huge money on DRUGS.
    YANKEE CLIPPER SHIP OWNERS, like the Delanos, made their fortunes on
    DRUG running prior to the British-China War.

    The U. S CONSTITUTION has aspects of it which allw ROBBER BARONS to
    be elevated to quasi-royalty status, not unlike being knighted.

  18. 19 1george1

    Minor correction on ZIP CODES => 06497 became 06614 + 06615 in 1998

    1998
    Federal zip code 06614 = Bridgeport + Statford
    Federal zip code 06615 = Bridgeport + Statford
    Federal marketing money for AVCO to TEAM STRATFORD
    $ 98,000,000 PENSION BOND

    1999
    STRATFORD POLICE RENEGOTIATE PLAN B, for UNCAPPED PENSION
    BRIDGEPORT POLICE $ 365,000,000 PENSION BOND.

    If Bridgeport and Stratford and Fairfield and Milford lawyers wittingly
    or unwittingly participated in a cover up of multiple murders and treason.

    DOES the ABOVE look like a BRIBE and/or ACCESSORIES of PEOPLE

    Mirror, Mirror on the Wall,
    Who is the fairest of us all?

    In the movie Dispicable me, Mr. G.” R.” “U.” plays to an audience of
    little yellow creature with 1 or 2 eyes which act like Gremlins.

    G.R.U. is abbreviation for a Soviet Intelligence Organization or
    G = PE
    R = are ?
    U = you ?
    Who knows.

    ————————————————————————————————-

    I applaud 84 year old QE2 to go to the UN to remind them they were set
    up for the purpose of helping the world “play nice.”

    If she acts and speaks truly it takes away the legitimacy of any people
    killing in the name of the Queen and Crown.

    It is not like the Philopseudes (Greek for “Lovers of lies”) deserve respect,
    as they can trick everyone and anyone much like the Loki, Coyote, Raven,
    Hermes, Pucas/Puck, and Psychopomps
    ================================================================

    I do NOT care who runs the World.

    I do CARE SHIT HEAD do NOT MURDER my FAMILY or YOURS, just because
    they can and/or just for political reasons!

    Interesting that a point in time after the march 18 break in to my home,
    Rich and John Burturla both changed their Town e-mail……
    before I decided to contact them and the other attorneys / police.

    Also interesting most of the HIGHEST PENSIONS were prior to retirement
    of Joe Burturla in 1985. Some by 8 – 10 years.

    Who were the political powers in Stratford from 1975 – 1987 rich burturla
    becoming stratford town council chairman causing the 1989 mini budget,
    which caused the 1991 town referendums…. Nov 1991

    Dec 1991 Michael Buda was killed by Town Truck along with another Town
    Worker’s son and 2 other town workers kids were hurt.
    Jan 1992 Eleanor Burke car was hit by off duty stratford police in fog, as she
    was coming from Rudy’s house .

    After I filed complaint to Cabrol June 1999 vs. Burturla / Barnhart, about mO.S.Sman then auto “accidents” started happening MONTHLY for 6 months
    in row to Women family and friends and to me – then skipped a month – then another “accident” and a family “death.” Registered letter to CT Supreme
    Court William Sullivan, slowed them down.

    Dom Costello told me “Burturla was protected.” He never explained.

  19. 20 1george1

    Sudds / Chris,
    What about these local issues directly affecting your wallets,
    due to taxes being 100 % higher than they should be?

    Moved to: https://stratfordcharter.wordpress.com/2010/04/27/the-dark-side/#comment-12736

  20. 21 1george1

    Since the above is not in the NY TIMES or FOX NEWS, or talking heads
    where you can directly pour the KOOL AID ………………

    Joe Goebbels name mean anything?

  21. 22 1george1

    With AVCO going to OCT 18, probably after election
    Election in November
    Dick Miron not paid up yet
    McNeil, Soto, Farmer in limbo
    O’Meara computerless.

    Anyone think at least 2 of the above are connected?

  22. 23 1george1

    any word on full restition?

  23. 24 jezebel282

    George,

    Miron has until May 2011 to make full restitution.

    Incredible but true.


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