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Zak Failla

Content Producer zfailla@dailyvoice.com

Zak worked as a sports editor at the Shoshone News Press in northern Idaho and as a sports writer at the Ithaca Journal before making his way to The Daily Voice. A graduate of Ithaca College's Roy H. Park School of Communication, he is a self-proclaimed cat and juggling enthusiast. 

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  1. Area Man Admits To Elaborate Years-Long Bankruptcy Fraud

    Area Man Admits To Elaborate Years-Long Bankruptcy Fraud

    A Connecticut man has admitted to his role in an elaborate scheme to defraud a woman out of more than $200,000 as part of a bankruptcy fraud scam.Wallingford resident Joel Riley, 47, pleaded guilty in Hartford federal court to one count of bankruptcy fraud for his role in the scheme that lasted for several years.Between April 2015 and July the following year, Riley fraudulently applied ...

  2. Metro-North Fare Hikes Set To Take Effect

    Metro-North Fare Hikes Set To Take Effect

    Some Metro-North riders will see their trips becoming more expensive as an announced MTA toll and fare increase takes effect on Sunday.A near 4 percent fare hike was approved by MTA officials earlier this year, though it won’t impact rides west of the Hudson on the Pascack Valley and Port Jervis lines. Those riders were reportedly spared due to a year fraught with disabled and canceled ...

  3. Convict Gets More Prison Time Following Voyeurism Incident Involving Boy

    Convict Gets More Prison Time Following Voyeurism Incident Involving Boy

    A convict who spent time in prison for child porn charges is heading back behind bars after being busted using a mirror to peek over a bathroom stall at a young boy.Bridgeport resident Michael Drzal, 29, has been sentenced to six months in prison, followed by 10 years of supervised release, for violating the conditions of his supervised release, U.S. Attorney John Durham announced this ...

  4. Brookfield Restaurant To Comply With Disabilities Act

    Brookfield Restaurant To Comply With Disabilities Act

    A popular Fairfield County restaurant has agreed to make a myriad of changes in order to comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act.U.S. Attorney John Durham announced that his office will issue a Letter of Resolution to Hacienda Don Manuel in Brookfield to resolve allegations that the restaurant was inaccessible to patrons with mobility disabilities.The Letter of resolution will ...

  5. Home Health Aide Accused Of Stealing $22K From Client In Shelton

    Home Health Aide Accused Of Stealing $22K From Client In Shelton

    A home healthcare worker in Fairfield County is facing charges after allegedly stealing more than $20,000 from an elderly patient suffering from dementia that she was caring for in Shelton.On Wednesday, April 17, officers from the Shelton Police Department arrested Jennifer Poitevien, 30, following a complaint from a man who stated his 83-year-old mother had been bilked out of “a large ...

  6. Man Sentenced For Trafficking Fentanyl On I-95

    Man Sentenced For Trafficking Fentanyl On I-95

    A man busted trafficking a kilogram of fentanyl by Connecticut State Police on I-95 will spend more than two years behind bars.Alcides Alba-Gomez, of Providence, was sentenced in Bridgeport district court to 30 months in prison, followed by three years of supervised release after pleading guilty to one count of possession with intent to distribute 40 grams or more of fentanyl earlier ...

  7. Two New Flu-Related Deaths Reported In Connecticut

    Two New Flu-Related Deaths Reported In Connecticut

    There have been two more deaths related to influenza in Connecticut reported the past week, bringing the total to 68 during the current flu season.The Connecticut Department of Health issued its report for the week ending on Saturday, April 13, and the virus continues to spread throughout the state. Despite the high body count, it is still fewer deaths than this time last year.The CDC ...

  8. Rollaway Risk Leads To Recall Of 300K Fiat Chrysler Vehicles

    Rollaway Risk Leads To Recall Of 300K Fiat Chrysler Vehicles

    Fiat Chrysler is recalling more than 320,000 Dodge Dart compact cars throughout the country that may have a defective transmission that could allow the vehicles to roll away.The company announced the recall - which covers all models from 2013 through 2016 - on Friday, when it was determined that the defect could prevent the vehicle from being shifted into “park.” There have been no ...

  9. Yankees Suspend Use Of Kate Smith 'God Bless America' Recording Over Racist Allegations

    Yankees Suspend Use Of Kate Smith 'God Bless America' Recording Over Racist Allegations

    The New York Yankees have become the latest team to suspend the use of Kate Smith’s recording of “God Bless America” at games amid allegations of racism against the late singer.The Yankees will no longer be using Smith’s rendition of the song during the seventh-inning stretch following claims about the singer’s 1939 song “That’s Why Darkies Were Born.” The move comes after reports of ...

  10. Bridgeport Woman Charged With Stealing Mail Containing Check From Mailbox

    Bridgeport Woman Charged With Stealing Mail Containing Check From Mailbox

    A 21-year-old Fairfield County woman wanted by police for allegedly stealing mail from a Wilton resident has been taken into custody.Bridgeport resident Daisha Haynes was taken into custody by members of the Ansonia Police Department on Thursday, April 11, for an arrest warrant that had been issued by the Wilton Police Department dating back to last year.According to police, the arrest ...

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