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Stamford Trader’s Conviction In Securities Fraud Tops News This Week

See the stories that topped the news in Stamford this week.
See the stories that topped the news in Stamford this week. Photo Credit:

STAMFORD, Conn. -- Here are some of the stories that topped the news in Stamford this week:

  • A Stamford-based trader and former managing director at New York investment bank Jefferies & Co. Inc. was convicted of multiple offenses involving a scheme to defraud customers trading in residential mortgage-backed securities.
  • A gas explosion in Harlem killed at least eight people and shut down all Metro-North service for hours.
  • A local Stamford man was crushed to death , when a pickup truck he was working on fell and pinned him underneath.
  • A Danbury resident and teacher Michael Maida, 44, at the Convent of the Sacred Heart turned himself in to Greenwich police after a warrant was issued for his arrest on charges of having inappropriate sexual contact with a student .
  • Former New York Police Commissioner Ray Kelly was named president of risk management services for Cushman & Wakefield.
  • Stratford Police charged a Stamford man Jason Raveis, 38, with dousing his family's home with gasoline then threatening to burn it down.
  • Stamford police arrested a 25-year-old man on charges of entering two schools illegally and prompting them to go into lockdown .
  • Initial investigations into the fire on Crane Street that killed a 47-year-old woman and her 19-year-old daughter show that there were no workings smoke alarms in the house that could have alerted the residents.