November 22, 2005

Brookfield lawyer wins $10M for abuse victim

BRIDGEPORT (CT)
The News Times

By Karen Ali
THE NEWS-TIMES

BRIDGEPORT A Brookfield lawyer won a $10.9 million verdict on behalf of a former Bridgeport man who says he was abused by a landscaper at St. Theresa's Church in Trumbull more than 30 years ago.

Helen L. McGonigle, the lawyer who represented 47-year-old Michael Powel, called the judgment "wonderful." Yet she is not sure whether she will be able to collect the money from the landscaper, Carlo D. Fabbozzi.

"It's certainly validation for Michael Powel. It's just going to be a question of what we can get," McGonigle said.

Fabbozzi, who did not show up for his Superior Court trial, has claimed he has a small checking account, has exhausted his savings, and is living off Social Security and odd jobs.

Posted by kshaw at November 22, 2005 09:10 AM