Case Against Wilton Firefighter Will No Longer Be Pursued

The criminal case against Michael Michelson was considered "nolle" during a pre-trial on Wednesday, according to The Hour.


Michael Michelson, , and his wife Paula Halloran, both pleaded no contest to first-degree larceny and conspiracy to commit first-degree larceny in Stamford Superior Court on Wednesday, according to The Hour.

Michelson's was considered "nolle" during the pre-trial, according to the court clerk's office, meaning that criminal charges against Michelson will no longer be pursued. Michelson was last month.

Halloren received five years of probation and has been ordered to pay $14,000 in restitution and transfer her Rhode Island property to the victim, according to her lawyer Edward McManus.

Last year, New Canaan police had said that an 81 year-old Greenwich woman who was suffering from “‘cognitive issues’” allegedly wrote the couple checks totaling n between 2005 and 2008, but since the statute of limitations on larceny is only five years, the accused could only be charged with “."

as a front and used the money to furnish a home in Block Island. New Canaan police arrested Michelsen and his wife, Paula Halloran, now age 40, of New Canaan, on Feb. 25 of 2011.

Amo Probus July 19, 2012 at 02:44 AM
So does this thieving clown get to spend some time in jail and is he finally off our payroll?
Elyse July 19, 2012 at 02:16 PM
Um, so, well, does the firefighter get fired and serve jail time? He stole nearly $1 million from someone. Heck, if I stole a pencil sharpener from work I'd be tossed out!
Lorna July 19, 2012 at 02:36 PM
I wonder the same thing, A.P., but you may recall from earlier articles that Michelson had accummulated some ridiculous amount of paid sick leave. Sounds like he and his conniving wife got off with hardly a slap on the wrist. It astonishes me that the sentencing judge didn't even require community service from either of this pair. In a way, I'm happy that we don't have to support them in jail with three squares a day and medical care since they aren't violent, but I feel that the "restitution" part of the punishment is a travesty. The family of the Greenwich woman who was fleeced must be livid and bitterly disappointed.
EMR July 19, 2012 at 03:10 PM
Are Bozos number one and two (Brennan and HR) finally going to fire this cretin?
Roxie Rosetti July 19, 2012 at 04:11 PM
Fire him? Its obvious that he was wrongly accused or the state wouldn't have dropped the case.. Thank God that the system motto is "innocent until PROVEN guilty." If it was up the Patch readers he would have been locked up and sent away for the rest of his life.
Amo Probus July 19, 2012 at 06:31 PM
Good grief Roxie....they admitted they committed the theft by pleading NOLO CONTENDRE aka NO CONTEST. The evidence was overwhelming, admitted and yet he walks
EMR July 19, 2012 at 06:50 PM
Roxie, get the rocks out of your head. He pled guilty.
Wilton Resident July 19, 2012 at 08:34 PM
Wouldn't want him in MY house for a fire call - who knows what he would help himself to!
J.J July 20, 2012 at 04:29 AM
I have herd rumors that he will be back to work this week. I think that it is rediculous that they will allow him back. I would not want this clown near me either. He and his wife are scum bags and should be locked up. This clown better not show up near me or any one that I care about because I will not allow him near me or the person.
Elyse July 20, 2012 at 04:33 PM
Nolo contendere is a legal term which means [I will not contest it.] A plea in a criminal case by which the defendant answers the charges made in the indictment by declining to dispute or admit the fact of his or her guilt. The article at http://newcanaan.patch.com/articles/couple-bilked-infirm-woman-for-1-million-police-affidavits details the whole nasty mess. Personally I cannot see how Michelson could be unaware of the massive influx of cash, plus there's the fake charity I honestly can't how either of these individuals are not in jail - over a million dollar embezzled!
Sushi July 22, 2012 at 06:43 PM
According to this article - NO prison or jail time will be served. He and his wife walk away free! Why can't you people beef up your reading comprehension skills - the article is clear as the day is long. Roxie is absolutely correct here. Patch readers are ruthless and that goes against the constitution and our civil liberties of "Innocent until proven guilty" . I love the fact that Patch readers are so blasphemously ignorant and they remind me exactly of the tea party constituents - they don't want "big government" yet they want to lock every one up in the meantime. Hmmmmmmmmmm....could that be that they are thinly disguised FASCISTS??!! I quite right think so!
Sushi July 22, 2012 at 06:45 PM
He's no different than the law enforcement "agents" watching over us while we sleep. They are all as corrupt as the day is long. Get over it - or get a clue!
Sushi July 22, 2012 at 06:46 PM
And JJ needs a lesson in spell check. Your Credibility is shot if you are illiteracy buddy!
Sushi July 22, 2012 at 06:46 PM
EMR July 22, 2012 at 07:34 PM
Sushi, Strongly suggest telling your neighbors to lock their doors and keep their eyes on their wallets, watches, and jewelry if there is a call in our neighborhood and Michelsen the Scam Artist answers the call.
EMR July 23, 2012 at 02:32 AM
You better hope your mother or older acquaintance does not come in contact with this individual. He is quite the scam artist.
RW July 24, 2012 at 02:43 AM
Sushi - you are as clueless as Roxie. First, no one is disputing the fact that neither of these crooks will be receiving jail time. That is precisely what we are so upset about - a felony was committed, laws were broken, and a DELIBERATE fraud was perpetrated. If it had been a NON-UNION member, or a conservative, or someone NOT politically connected, that person would have been labeled a 'Bernie Madoff' and sent to prison for years. Second, you equate Patch readers to tea party members, whom you promptly call FASCISTS for wanting to lock everyone up. Yet in your very next post, you accuse all law enforcement officers of 'being corrupt as the day is long.' Who is the paranoid, delusional, misinformed windbag now? If you are going to lambaste people for spelling errors, at least have the decency to get your facts straight, and keep to a consistent message.
KEN WALSH August 14, 2012 at 06:49 PM
EMR February 02, 2013 at 06:59 PM
Hey Mr. Brennan, why are we still paying 200k a year for this criminal?


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