Gail P. Hardy, a former taxpayer-funded top prosecutor in Hartford, Connecticut has been caught in a scandal.
This has not been the first time and won’t be the last time you will hear about this disgusting former prosecutor who is really a career criminal in disguise as a public servant.
“In a decision that has gone unnoticed in the press, a Connecticut court last month reversed a kidnapping conviction finding that the prosecutor in the case, who is now the State’s Attorney for the Hartford Judicial District, hid the existence of a sentencing deal between the state and its chief witness, and permitted the witness to deny in open court that any such deal existed.”
In 2005, Lucas Betancourt was tried and convicted of a kidnapping, burglary, and robbery in Waterbury.
Here is a prosecutor who, a court has found, knew she had made a deal to effectively reduce the sentence a co-conspirator had already been given, and listened silently to him disavow on the stand that he even intended to seek a modification, pointedly telling a jury that “You can’t raise a doubt,” about that witness’ testimony.
It is a remarkably brazen act of deception and prosecutorial misconduct.
Lucas Betancourt, whether he is guilty or not, has spent eleven years in prison as the result of his constitutional rights to a fair trial being violated by a prosecutor who has since been promoted to head a State’s Attorneys office. That is news worthy of reporting if the media has any intention of taking seriously its role as a check on the behavior of public officials.”