Hedgie Greg Imbruce Found Guilty of Civil Theft Against Investors

A New Canaan hedge fund manger, Greg R. Imbruce has been ordered to pay triple damages for committing civil theft against his investors in ASYM Capital. The three year legal battle that included accusation of fraud and defamation ended in a $7.8 million award for investors and the loss of management and performance fees for Imbruce. News over the miss-management of fund assets was first reported by me at Growth Capitalist in 2012 when I got word from an internal whistleblower his investors suspected him of fraud. My reporting also led to an investigation and enforcement action by the Conn. Department of Banking against Mr. Imbruce last year.

Imbruce is still using lawsuits to shift or distort blame from his illegal actions. He is currently suing his hedge fund lawyers for malpractice at Levett Rockwood, in Stamford Conn. State Court for their role in advising him on actions that led to the Conn. Department of Banking asserting securities law violations. This included fraud in connection of the offer and sale of any security because Imbruce misled his investors when he told them he had put his own money in the fund to entice them to commit more capital. Arbitration Judge Gordon ruled his investors legally removed him from the fund and as a result of his securities violations they were right to take away his carried interest in some hedge fund investments, like oil and gas company Starboard Resources. The carried interest could have translated to millions of dollars for Imbruce.

In a desperate effort to slow the confirmation of the $7.8 million judgment against him, Imbruce has also sued the American Arbitration Association in New York Federal Court. He is claiming a filing fee was not timely paid his investors, or not timely billed by AAA, in a move to throw out the award on a technicality. But according to lawyers familiar with practicing in arbitration his lawsuit against AAA is frivols because AAA has the discretion to interpret their own rules. I reported at Growth Capital Investor Jon Whitcomb, the investors attorney, says the fee has been paid and this has nothing to do with the merits of the case that led to the award. Imbruce is still expected to file a motion to vacate the judgment within the next 30 days but he would have to prove there was fraud in the hearing or bias by the judge. It’s rare arbitration awards are vacated and the move is usually seen as a delay tactic to avoid paying up. Even before the the award is confirmed by a State court judge his investors can place a lien on his New Canaan mansion and his beloved sailboat Joyride.

Imbruce and his wife Alana live in a $2.1 million home in New Canaan at 92 Turtle Back Road and are active members of Stamford Yacht Club. Town records show the New Canaan home was transferred into Alana’s name in February 2012 for $1 after Imbruce knew his investors were embroiled in a dispute over how their investment were managed. Greg and Alana are still listed as co-debtors payable on the $1.376 million mortgage.

This isn’t the first time the 44 year old graduate of Westport, Conn Staples high school and Leigh University has been in trouble for his actions while working in high finance. While managing the Madoff Securities Energy Portfolio, before he started his hedge fund, FINRA issued a small fine and an enforcement action against Imbruce for securities violations related to shorting follow-on stock offerings.

But the latest investor fraud award could mean serious personal financial trouble for Imbruce. The Imbruce hedge fund had around $15 million in assets rolled into an emerging growth oil and gas company called Starboard Resources. Imbruce started the Texas-based company, with his investors’ money, to make big bucks via an IPO or merger deal, but in April 2012 the board voted to remove him from Starboard for breach of duty of care and committing an act of dishonesty. Because of the arbitration award, Imbruce has now lost any equity investment in Starboard that he might have earned while managing director of his hedge fund ASYM Capital.

Imbruce has tried to discredit the three years of reporting I have done at the financial trade publication I work for, www.growthcapitalist.com, and my reporting at teribuhl.com by filing a libel suit against me and my publisher. He is also asking for a permanent injuction against me in an attempt to stop future reporting. This is nothing more than an anti-slaap suit and we’ve moved the case to federal court so we can be awarded attorney fees if the case is dismissed. I’ve been told by three different Fairfield Country attorneys that Imbruce has tried to get them to sue me over the years but they denied the case because he didn’t have real libel claims. A young sole practitioner who works out of his home in Monroe Conn, Rich Gora, took the case and filed a suit against us in March. At no time during my years of reporting did Imbruce ask for a correction and he was always given the chance to comment before we published. We received a list of sentences he ‘didn’t like’ without explanation of why he thought they were not factual the day before he sued us. We’ve made no changes to the reporting and have continued to report on Imbruce and his alleged misconduct–many of the actions in our reporting an arbirator now says he did. We believe his goal is to burden us with litigation cost until we can’t afford to continue.

Imbruce also wrote in his lawsuit he believes I’ve taken payment from his investors to report on him. That is absolutely not true. I am paid for my reporting work by Market Nexus Media (parent of www.growthcapitalist.com) and teribuhl.com is supported by minimal donations to get the publishing cost down but often I make nothing from the stories I cover here. I report on small funds and not so famous bad actors in the market here because they are often overlooked by other major publications I’ve reported for.

Here is additional reporting on Imbruce efforts to stop the media from reporting on him. Greg Imbruce, through his attorney, choose not comment on this story.

Cops bust Harry Connick Jr. daughter Georgia for hosting illegal drinking party

UPDATE 9.2.15: The New Canaan Advertiser did their job today and showed up in court to report on Georgia Connick’s arraignment. The State showed it doesn’t treat all New Canaan residents equal though and allowed Georgia to get an off-books delay for October. Meaning the media wasted their time showing up. It also signals an AR deal is on the table. The new court date is October. How nice for Georgia that she didn’t have to slum it hanging out in Norwalk Court like the rest of the New Canaan teens who are charged with illegal underage drinking parties and got to avoid the media.

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While Harry Connick Jr. has been on tour this summer and prepping for American Idol his 19 year old daughter Georgia Connick has been charged with a Class-A Misdemeanor by New Canaan Police for allegedly permitting minors to illegally posses alcohol in her family’s New Canaan McMansion on 671 West Road. NCPD Lt. Jason Ferraro confirmed on Monday the underage drinking party bust happen at 1am Saturday morning from a party that started Friday night August 14th.

Harry and his former Victoria’s Secret supermodel wife, Jill Goodacre, have raised their daughters in New Canaan, Conn. for years and this appears to be the first charge of alleged illegal drinking in their home. Harry comes from a family out of New Orleans whose dad was a district attorney and sister is a military officer. With a law-abiding background like that it’s kind of odd his older daughter Georgia apparently thinks getting drunk is funny. Today she posted this photo of a drunk black man with a link to a site called Drunk Story on her public twitter feed.

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(UPDATE 8.18.15: It looks like Georgia got some PR training. After this news report was published Georgia has taken down her black drunk man twitter commentary. A screen shot of her twitter page from Monday afternoon is what you see in this photo)

It’s kind of a miracle the NCPD even brought these alleged charges against a celebrity New Canaan family. When I asked the cop if anyone 15 or younger was at the residence at the time of arrest Officer Ferraro said teens fled from the scene but of the ones caught they have a list of fifteen people who are all 18-20 years old. Georgia was not charged with risk to injury to a minor which could have happen if teens 15 years or younger were in the home or were possibly served. Georgia has younger siblings and it’s not clear if they were home at the time of the party. A class A misdemeanor usually carries less than a year of jail or fine. Georgia could also be facing suspension of her drivers license. Georgia was also issued an infraction charge with a fine between $200-$500 for procuring alcohol for minors. The charge is an infraction the first time but if she does it again it’ll be another misdemeanor.

The Connick’s $5.61 million 7 bedroom, 8 bathroom house on 4.61 acres has a cream-colored wood gate that blocks a street view of the house or easy entrance. So I am curious how the NCPD are justifying probable cause to enter the large estate. If a neighbor really called about excessive noise late at night( which NCPD claims happen) Connick has GE CEO Jeff Immlet’s family living to the left and Lynn and Richard King to the right who could have outed the teen bash. But NCPD isn’t being transparent with the media about who made the complaint yet.

New Canaan Town records of 671 West Rd.

New Canaan Town records of 671 West Rd.

Often we see the NCPD force the party host to post at least a $500 bail but they gave the celebrity daughter a hall pass with a promise to appear in Norwalk, Conn court on September 2nd. I was told by a person with a teen at the party that Harry and Jill were not at home. Since 2006 Conn. cops can charge parents for a role in the illegal drinking parties if they can prove the parent knew the teen was going to host an event with drinking or drugs; even if they are not on the premises at the time. Yet it’s rare to see the NCPD follow up or investigate the parents possible role in the illegal parties.

Georgia, who attends Tulane University, told the officers on the scene “it started as a small party but then got out of control. I thought I could handle it.” It’s actually really irrelevant how many underage drinkers were there. The letter of the law says if you are under 21 you can’t serve even one of your friends liquor if they are also under 21. And parents can’t allow their teens to host drinking parties. Georgia wasn’t charged with forgery for possessing a fake id to buy the liquor which leaves more unanswered question: did the parents give a nod to supply it, did another minor bring it (why weren’t they charged), or did she raid the liquor cabinet unbeknownst to Harry and Jill.

NCPD has this troublesome practice of verbally telling the media events written in their incident reports every Monday morning for news stories in police blotters. (Reports that are a huge page view grab and drive ad fees for local papers.) But when you request to see the incident report to fact check the cops verbal account they deny it. You have to wait till the charged person shows up in court days or weeks later and ask a court clerk for the case. This means reporters can’t really report the whole story in a timely way. I’ve often found the cops leave details out during this verbal media release to either hide the seriousness of the case or promote whatever version of the event they support. It’s a horrible exercise in freedom of information between civic servants and local media, who also often fall down on the job by not trying to get comments from those accused or take a trip to the court house to inspect a case file they have public access to once the cops deliver it.

Today officer Ferraro couldn’t even bother to explain to me if the charges are misdemeanors, felonies, or infractions. I had to push the NC PD records women, Frances Danaher, to fact check the charges who first explained it was a Class A Felony charge and then had to call back and explain she was wrong its a misdemeanor.

I tried to reach the Connick’s for comment and called Fairfield County defense lawyers who usually rep these kind of cases but have been unable to find if Georgia has a lawyer yet. It will be interesting to watch if the Norwalk assistant states attorney pleads these charges out for the Celeb family or pursues the case. Georgia could be offered something the State loves to easily hand out for wealthy teens in Fairfield County’s Gold Coast called accelerated rehabilitation. This means after a set amount of time if Georgia doesn’t get arrested or caught hosting another drinking party the current charges are wiped off her record like they never happen.

UPDATE 8.26.15: Georgia is being represented by Greenwich lawyer Michael Jones of Ivey Barnum & O’Mara. When I reached him for comment he refused to answer questions about the case such as has the States Attorney offered an AR deal yet. Attorney Jones is best know for representing the family of George Smith in his unsolved murder. Her case number is S2ON-CR15-0140602. September 2nd is Georgia’s due date in front of a Norwalk judge to be arraigned.

UPDATE 12-26-15: As predicted Georgia was offered an AR deal by the state and accepted it. This means she pleads to the charges but after a year the charges are removed from her public record if she doesn’t get arrested again. The NC Advertiser was able to interview Georgia’s attorney who told the local paper the NCPD were wrong about what she was charged with when they did their media briefs. This is a huge communication mistake by the local cops given there was a large amount of press coverage at nearly every publication that covers the entertainment industry who has now reported inaccurate initial charges. The NC Advertiser reported the charges were nolled. That’s an inaccurate description of how AR works. Nolled charges are dropped charges that a State’s attorney agrees to if there is proof the arresting officers were clearly wrong in asserting the charges on the scene. In Georgia’s case, these are charges accepted by the defendant and the prosecutor and because of Connecticut’s first time offender program they are erased latter from a record but not nolled. There should have been more reporting if Georgia was required or do community service or lost her driving license for a period of time and ordered to pay a fine but the local paper fell down on reporting out this info.

Hedgie Greg Imbruce attempts to Hide Reporting after Enforcement Fine by CT Regulators

A Connecticut hedge fund manger under investigation by the Conn. Banking Commission for misleading his investors was fined and issued enforcement actions. News of the investigation into New Canaan resident, Greg Richard Imbruce, was first reported by me at Growth Capital Investor last year. Imbruce, who runs several Stamford-based energy-related investment funds under the umbrella of ASYM Capital, was forced by the Commission to register as an investment advisor, hire a commission-approved compliance officer, and pay a fine of $75,000.

Greg Imbruce, who was previously fined by federal regulator FINRA during his work for Bernnie Madoff’s family office, is still stuck in an expensive litigation battle with some of his largest investors over allegations of fraud and material misrepresentations. These investors, led by Brad Higgins, who works for an Irish family fund called SOS Ventures and did some work for the Bush administration, were successful in outing Imbruce as the General Partner of the fund and removed him from the board of his largest fund investment Starboard Resources. The case, which was first reported at Growth Capital Investor, was made public in Stamford, Conn. state court but Imbruce was able to get it moved to arbitration. The arbitration proceedings are now a battle over Imbruce suing his investors to pay him performance fees and the investors litigating over possible misconduct on how Imbruce spent their money.

One of the most damming charges the Conn. Banking Commission claims was that Imbruce mislead his investors while raising money telling them he had ‘skin in the game’. Meaning he said he had invested his own money into the hedge fund, which litigation is trying to prove he did not. Additional on June 10, 2014 the Commission issued an additional cease and desist order against Imbruce for basically lying to the Commission during one of their interviews. The order reads Imbruce told the Commission he did not pay a finders fee for new a investment in ASYM. But the Commission claims they were able to find proof Imbruce, who at the time did not register as an investment advisor, did pay a finder fee for the new investment in his fund. To accept a fee current laws say you have to be registered with a regulator but to pay the fee you don’t really have to be; so it’s odd Imbruce even bothered to lie to regulators.

The Imbruce consent order says he is not denying or admitting guilt, and unfortunately for his investors, he can use this in his arbitration claim. What the Commission forced him to do is not publicly deny he didn’t do any of the charges they filed against him. This type of settlement is rare as we often see alleged hedge fund bad boys get away with paying regulator fines and then never having to admit they did the crime they are charged with. Imbruce’s fine was tiny and hardly makes a dent in his wallet but I guess the Commissions’ goal was to make a public record of Imbruce’s alleged misconduct against his own investors and his brazen action of breaking Conn. banking laws.

Imbruce is apparently really pissed about this whole thing being made public via my exclusive reporting at Growth Capital Investor and here at teribuhl.com. Last year he tried to hire a top Fairfield County attorney to bribe me with money to take down my reporting on him. Today I received a call from a former Imbruce employee, who was a confidential witness in the Banking Commission investigation, saying Imbruce hired a private eye to find him and call his new employer saying “he had stolen software” from Imbruce while working for his fund. The witness, who was instrumental in providing documented evidence for my reporting and the Commission’s investigation, is currently being strong armed by Imbruce to sign a release. I was told today a condition of the release was to get me to take down my reporting.

Imbruce attorney, a former federal prosecutor, Al Pavlis, did not return an email regarding these recent attempts to control a reporters’ news on his client.

Greg Imbruce wife Alana

Greg Imbruce wife Alana

Imbruce also told this witness that his wife, Alana Imbruce, was very upset about her husband’s alleged misconduct being reported in the public record and wanted the reporting erased from a google search. The Imbruce family are active members of the Fairfield County club scene and members of Stamford Yacht Club. I told the witness I would never take down the reporting and my editor at Growth Capital Investor supports me in this.

Given the Banking Commission enforcement actions and the enforcement by FINRA are a public record it is odd that Imbruce would go to such lengths to basically intimidate and bribe a journalist covering events that are filed in the courts and told to by a confidential witnesses. This news publication, teribuhl.com, has suffered costly DDOS attacks to the hosting of this site and within the last 30 days there was an attempt to hack into my publishing platform–which have all been reported to the Conn. office of the FBI.

A phone call and email made to Jon Whitcomb, attorney for the Greg Imbruce investors, was not returned for comment. I had asked Whitcomb if he thought Imbruce was trying to intimidate a witness (his former employee) in their litigation.

Banker Peyton Patterson Won’t Pay Her Taxes

Peyton Reed Patterson, now former CEO of Bankwell, apparently doesn’t like to pay taxes. On Thursday the regional bank announced Ms. Patterson was quitting as CEO for personal reasons. This is two months after Matt Pilon of the Hartford Business Journal exposed the multi-millionaire banker for being a deadbeat with her creditors. In fact these creditors have secured court judgments against her for over $400k. This included contractors for her new McMansion in New Canaan, country club bills, and back real estate taxes owed to Madison, Conn.

What hasn’t been reported yet is Peyton Patterson also doesn’t like to pay taxes to New Canaan. A town records search shows New Canaan filed a tax lien on June 5th, 2014 against the banker for $36,146.63 and the tax assessor office shows she still hasn’t paid this year’s taxes. In fact, since she moved to town in mid 2012 she hasn’t really been timely in paying any taxes on her $4.2 million home at 112 Clearview Lane.

Peyton garnered years of glowing press from local and national media on her track record of buying and selling banks or raising money to bring them public. She’s a dealmaker kind of CEO who reportedly made over $16 million in 2011 on a deal she did with New Haven’s NewAlliance Bancshares. So how does this divorced single mom, who is clearly a double-digit million now, not have the cash to pay her damn taxes? She won’t answer reporter questions so maybe someone close to her will speak up and share what in the world is going on. As a CEO of a public company (well now a once CEO of Bankwell) shareholders have a right know why the leader of their bank, who is in charge of money, can’t seem to manager her own finances.

In April 2012 it appears she look $1.2 million from the NewAlliance deal payday and made a down payment on a huge 8,000ish square foot McMansion in ultra rich New Canaan, Conn. Town records show she then borrowed $3 million from Bank of America to fund the rest of the home purchase. So it’s not like she used up a bunch cash to buy a $4.2 million house out right. Which brings us back to question of why she’d risk her stellar reputation as a smart female CEO banker to not pay trade workers or pay taxes that fund schools and roads in the towns she lives in.

Something doesn’t add up. Is Payton a closet ultra Libertarian and doesn’t believe in paying any taxes? I would love to hear local residents or people who know Peyton and tell us what you think is going on.

Peyton Patterson Tax Lein

CT Hedgie Greg Imbruce Charged by State for Investor Fraud

A New Canaan, Conn. hedge fund manager was charged for violating at least seven state securities laws this week including fraud and misleading regulators. Howard Pitkin’s team at the CT Banking commission made a bold move and issued a cease and desist order against Greg Imbruce of Stamford-based ASYM Capital in an attempt to stop him from managing his investors money. Imbruce alleged illegal actions against his own investors was first reported by me last year for finance trade publication Growth Capitalist. The middle-age hedgie, with three young children, is looking at fines of over one million dollars if the State banking regulator is able to find him guilty on all counts.

Imbruce specializes in oil and gas investments and got his start in the sector by managing money for the Madoff family. I previously reported he mislead his high net worth investors in ASYM Capital about the FINRA rule 105 violations he was sanctioned and fined for while working for Madoff Securities. Local New Canaan resident Bill Mahoney and Brad Higgins were part of the aggrieved investor group who used a top civil litigator, Jon Whitcomb, to fret out the layers of fraud Imbruce went through to deceive his investors. Whitcomb sued two years ago and, as previously reported, the CT Banking Commission started investigating earlier this year after internal whistleblowers, documents discovered from civil litigation, and my reporting came to light in the public eye.

Imbruce has since fought tooth and nail to stay managing his fund and keeping his alleged fraud from his social community in New Canaan and the Stamford Yacht Club where he is an active member and sailor. According to people familiar with his actions he even personally called the local AOL Patch reporter who wrote about the CT banking commission press release yesterday and threaten to sue if the story was not taken down. He would have no basis for a libel lawsuit since the reporter just rewrote the Banking Commission lawsuit but that didn’t stop him from threatening. I have witnessed Imbruce taking aggressive tactics to intimidate and silence internal whistleblowers and his own investors who have spoken out about his alleged fraud for over two years now.

This back-street bully who grew up in Westport, CT and attended Staples High School could be facing a ban from ever working as an investment advisor again; meaning he can’t run a hedge fund and earn fees from other peoples money. But how much of his net worth he’d have to give up because of his alledged market abuse is yet to be determined. He moved ownership of his $1.4 million New Canaan home into his wife’s name when he first got whiff of his investors planning to sue him. A move that could be considered fraudulent conveyance. The investors were able to kick him out of some aspects of managing the assets in the fund but at present Imbruce is still set to earn his carried interest if an oil and gas company the fund owns, Starboard Resources, has a liquidity event.

Jon Whitcomb of DISERIO MARTIN O’CONNOR & CASTIGLIONI LLP told this reporter,

“This is certainly a confirmation of what you’ve been reporting on and what my clients have been alleging. He can no longer claim that this is a fictionalized account manufactured by one reporter and fueled by frivolous legal tactics. My client-investors, including some New Canaan residents, deserve this vindication. Aside from the fraud charges, It speaks volumes that one of the State’s charges is for wrongful withholding of documents. My investors have been trying to get information regarding their investments for three years, to no avail, begging the question, what is he hiding?”

Imbruce attorney did not return a call for comment. This is the third attorney he’s hired to fight the CT Banking Commission allegations and the investor claims. Usually hedgies facing fines and bans from regulators settle but not Greg Imbruce he refuses to admit guilt. The CT Banking commission can not issue criminal charges but the DOJ could still bring actions against him for investor fraud because he told his investors he had his own money in the fund or for misleading the CT Banking Commission during their investigation. Since Imbruce was managing less than $100 million it is unlikely the Securities and Exchange Commission would take on a case like this.

Banking Commissioner Howard Pitkin is leading the charge in going after hedge fund fraud in CT, which domiciles a large portion of the world’s hedge funds. Unfortunately we rarely see State’s Attorney David Cohen go after Wall Street fraud although he has the power to charge criminally.

Whitcomb expects more investors to file additional civil litigation against Imbruce. Look for continued covering on this alleged fraudster at Growth Capitalist next year.

New Canaan Cops Arrest Mogul’s Daughter Kalikow for Masturbation


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The daughter of the former owner of the New York Post, Kathryn Kalikow, is having a rough time managing life at a local rehab center in New Canaan, CT. Last night a New Canaan cop on cruise patrol was driving around the back roads of New Canaan near the celeb drug and sex addiction hospital SilverHill when the officer claims to have seen 27 year old Kalikow pulling up her pants while in the backseat of her car and then arrest her because she was performing what most consider a perfectly normal sexual act on her self – masturbation.

The news was first reported by the New Canaan Advertiser.

Kalikow made tabloid headlines when she was arrested in New York this March with her boyfriend for allegedly selling bags of heroin on Craigslist. Her real estate mogul Dad made public statements that they were going to get her in rehab and she plead not guilty.

The NCPD released her without bail thanks goodness because a late night arrest like that would have been a pain to post bail on. But we have to question how the local cop really saw Kalikow performing this private action in the backseat of her car to give him cause to call it public indecency?

Kalikow had a 11pm curfew and the arrest was at 10:30pm so it’s not like she was violating curfew.

The NCPD did not release the name of the arresting officer during their Monday press briefing and are not returning a FOI request for the name of the arresting officer – which under CT FOI laws has to be made public.

Attorney Frank DiScala who represented actor Erik Douglas on a sex related charge while he was at SilverHill in the 90’s and won an acquittal for Douglas thinks the NCPD arrest is ‘ludicrous and an invasion of privacy’.

DiScala told me in an interview today, “The punishment of public humiliation that the NCPD uses to provide very personal details to the press could qualify as being unconstitutional. These allegations, which are a private act, that almost every person could relate to do not need to be detailed to embarrass Ms. Kalikow.”

NCPD officer John DiFederico gave the press briefing today where he told reporters Ms. Kalikow told the police “she would drive from rehab to masturbate because it’s not allowed at her rehab.”

Really Officer DiFederico did all that have to be in the press brief?

What’s next will the New Canaan Town Council create an ordinance that no masturbation is allowed in ‘The Next Station to Heaven’? It’s not like she was standing on the road doing it or even on a high traffic street. She was on Millport Ave near East Ave in the backseat of her property (a car).

Kathryn Kalikow is due in court over this silly misdemeanor arrest on October 23rd.

Parents Host Teen Drinking Party, NCPD Makes No Arrest

Cars wrapped about half a mile down Brushy Ridge road last night as New Canaan teens threw a drinking party at 126 Brushy Ridge road. The noise was so loud from the top of the street I stopped to see if people were all right. I witnessed over half a dozen teens arriving at the party some carrying in alcohol. When I asked three boys if they were allowed to legally have this party they ran down the driveway and started yelling the cops are coming ‘run get out’. It was a mass exodus of at least 60 teens rushing to get into their cars and leave the scene. I asked a few if they were about to drink and drive but no one answered.

This boy (pictured below) started screaming and cussing at me for calling the cops and then his friends joined in. They thought it was illegal for a reporter to stand on the road and take a photo of them and kept screaming foul words ‘you can’t do that b*tch’ it’s illegal to take my photo’. The driver of the car I was with said he heard them cussing in the street for awhile expressing their frustration that my call to the NCPD had busted the party.

Officer McFadden Couldn't Find This?

Officer McFadden Couldn’t Find This?

By the time officer McFadden arrived most of the teens had left. I told the officer I saw teens leaving the party with beer and had photos. He chose not to take a statement from me. There was even the driver of the car I was with who was a witness to the teen party and angry yelling on the street.

This morning NCPD top dog Leon Krolikowski told me McFadden found that the parents WHERE home yet he saw no alcohol on the premise so no arrests were made. Yet there are two witnesses who say otherwise and the photo of the boy carrying out the beer was sent to the NCPD last night.

The home is appraised at near $1 million according to town records. I confirmed with the owner that they rent it out and are concerned these kind of parties could happen in the home. He wouldn’t give me the name of the tenant. I could not reach the tenants for comment.

A local resident, Roy Abramowitz, told me as he drove to work he still saw beer cans around the drive way this morning. But NCPD Officer McFadden couldn’t find any last night?

It’s also not clear if the teens I saw with beers in their hands were 21 or over. They sure looked young. But if they were a legal drinking age then why did so many run when word got out that the cops were coming.

Parents who host parties where people under the age of 21 are drinking (or doing drugs) can be arrested for up to a felony in Connecticut. New Canaan police just don’t seem to do the leg work to carry out that part of the law.