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Kirk Carr Heads To Court Today

The treasurer of the Clinton Taxpayers Association (CTA) is expected at Superior Court, Middlesex Judicial District, in Middletown at 10am.

 

The second court date for Maurice K. "Kirk" Carr, Jr., of 9 Osprey Commons South, is today at 10am in the State of Connecticut Superior Court, Middlesex Judicial District in Middletown. 

At his first court date on August 21, the case was continued to September 18.

Carr was arrested August 14 by the Clinton Police Department with two charges:

  1. Unlawful Removal of Records, section 53-153 of C.G.S.
  2. Larceny 6th degree, section 53a-125b of C.G.S.

At today's court date, Carr will likely enter a plea, his attorney will negotiate on his behalf, and the case will most likely be continued to a later date, surmised a court clerk.

He is being represented by Raymond Hassett of the law firm Hassett and George of Cromwell and Simsbury. A phone call and message to Hassett by Patch has not yet been returned.

The charges followed Carr's alleged actions on June 20, route: {:controller=>"articles", :action=>"show", :id=>"criminal-complaint-filed-against-cta-treasurer-for-removing-town-property"} --> when he was seen removing a document from the Board of Selectmen's table immediately following their meeting. The meeting occurred on the same day that a rally had taken place on the front lawn of as well as

VIN CIMINO September 18, 2012 at 11:38 PM
R, are you not deflecting? The treasurer of the New Morgan group repeatedly told this senior lady to move out of town because she is not wanted in Clinton. This senior has given years of service to the town serving on many boards and commissions and, yes, she is currently on the Police Commission. I'm not condoning the acts of either man. I am merely pointing out the difference between the ways these cases were handled.
MAMA September 19, 2012 at 12:46 AM
So whats the result from today? Any:: update?
Mark DeMazza September 19, 2012 at 08:48 AM
Over the years, I have noticed that whenever a Conservative is involved in a crime, the initial reaction from other Conservatives is to bring up something else that was done by someone opposed to them. Whether it is a local incident, or a national incident, this is the first thing a Conservative does. Mr. Carr did not allegedly remove the petition because someone bullied someone else, and he did not remove the petition because it was not a valid petition. Both of these allegations are irrelevant to the matter of Mr. Carr's court appearance. Mentioning these allegations, as well as some other incident involving First Selectman Fritz, is obviously an attempt to prevent a discussion about the crimes allegedly committed by Mr. Carr. Trying to change the subject does not change the fact that the Treasurer of the Clinton Taxpayers Association is being prosecuted for Larceny and Unlawful Removal of Documents. The fact that an official of the CTA would commit such an unprincipled act raises questions about the nature of the organization. Apparently, the CTA will employ any strategy to achieve its objective. While commitment to a cause is admirable, the end does not justify the means, when the means are illegal.
Mark September 20, 2012 at 03:51 PM
I cannot blame Mr. Cimino for his reaction to news of someone harassing a senior citizen. We should all be outraged by this news. I hope that Mr. Cimino’s message gets through to the perpetrator. I’m not convinced that the selectman was “duty bound” to press charges. Based on the article I read, this situation was resolved before the arrest. They called Mr. Carr and went to his house to retrieve the petition before the arrest, which must have been extremely embarrassing. When our elected officials start arresting anyone opposed to them, you have to wonder. This is not a good situation for this town and democracy.
Glenn Coffin September 26, 2012 at 03:45 PM
A political leader can demand an arrest all he wants but law enforcement and the state's attorney ultimately decides whether to arrest and press charges.

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