Former West Hartford Attorney Sentenced for Stealing $250k from Political Committee, Document Forgery

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Inspectors from the Office of the Chief State’s Attorney said in the announcement of the sentencing that Cronin had also forged the signature of his ex-wife on various refinancing documents and a deed relating to their West Hartford home.

By Christine Stuart, CTNewsJunkie.com 

Michael J. Cronin, a 60-year-old former West Hartford attorney, was sentenced Tuesday in Hartford Superior Court for stealing over $250,000 from a political action committee and forging multiple documents.

Judge David P. Gold pronounced a total effective sentence of seven years, with the execution suspended after six months. Following this, Cronin will be under probation for three years. Earlier in June, Cronin admitted to one count of Larceny in the first degree and four counts of Forgery in the second degree, in accordance with Connecticut General Statutes.

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