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FBT FA06 4015691

SUPERIOR COURT

SAVERIO SORRENTINO

JUDICIAL DISTRICT
OF FAIRFIELD

v.

AT BRIDGEPORT, CONNECTICUT

KATHRYN SORRENTINO

JUNE 11, 2013

H E A R I N G

BEFORE THE HONORABLE CORINNE KLATT, JUDGE

A P P E A R A N C E S :

Representing the Plaintiff:


ATTORNEY KEVIN FINCH
Law Office of Kevin W. Finch
244 Bridgeport Avenue
Milford, CT 06460

Representing the Defendant:


Self-Represented Litigant

Recorded By:
PShaunda D. Gibbs-Hopkins
Transcribed By:

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PShaunda D. Gibbs-Hopkins
Court Recording Monitor
1061 Main Street
Bridgeport, CT 06604

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THE CLERK: Two; Sorrentino versus Sorrentino.

THE COURT: All right, the parties --

THE CLERK: Do you wish me to put them

under oath?

THE COURT: Yes.

THE CLERK: All right.

Please raise your right hand.

(Whereupon the clerk of the Court administered

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the oath to the parties.)


THE CLERK: Please state your name and address
for the record.

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Sir.

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MR. SORRENTINO: Sam Sorrentino, 27 Plum Trees

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Road, Newtown, Connecticut.

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THE CLERK: And, maam.

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MS. SORRENTINO: Kathryn Sorrentino, 212 Curtis

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Terrace, Fairfield, Connecticut.

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THE CLERK: Thank you.

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ATTY FINCH: And good morning, Your Honor.

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For the record, Attorney Kevin Finch. I

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represent Sam Sorrentino.

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THE COURT: All right.

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And it looks like at the end of the Court

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hearing on June 4th, the Court found the plaintiff --

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no, the defendant, in contempt and ordered her to pay

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a one thousand dollar fine today.

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And you advised the clerk that you have those

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monies today?

MS. SORRENTINO: Yes.

I thought that you said that I was supposed to

bring you proof of everything that I filed, which I

did, and also evidence that -- or evidence that I was

going to an organization to seek help because you

felt that the --

THE COURT: All right.

MS. SORRENTINO: -- motions -- there was a -- it

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was a sign of mental illness of filing so many

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motions.

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THE COURT: Not mental illness but some sort


of -- some type of mental health issue.
But I did indicate that if you had brought some

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sort of proof that youre attempting to curb this

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type of behavior -- let me back up, maam.

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The -- the repetitive nature of these filings

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indicates to me several things. One; its just you

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want to antagonize the other party. Two; that its --

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it appeared to me that it was almost so compulsive

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that it might be indicative of some type of

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mental health issue, and that if you felt and -- and

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if you wanted to bring to me proof that you are at

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least attempting to curb this type of behavior on

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that by seeking counseling, I would consider that and

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consider vacating it. So if you want to show me

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something -- let me emphasize. I dont want to see

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detailed reports that shouldnt be part of a record

but something that shows that youre at least

attending and seeking assistance from the therapist.

I would certainly review.

MS. SORRENTINO: Okay.

Ive -- here you go.

THE COURT: All right.

Have you seen that?

ATTY FINCH: Ive not seen it, Your Honor.

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THE CLERK: Defendants A for ID.

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ATTY FINCH: Your Honor, I have no issue with

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this being admitted.

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THE CLERK: Defendants A, full.

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(Whereupon Defendants Exhibit A was entered

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into evidence as a full exhibit.)


ATTY FINCH: Your Honor, Ill -- Ill point out,

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Your Honor, that letter in no way addresses the

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concerns that Your Honor raised the last time we were

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in court.

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THE COURT: All right.

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And theres -- the clerk advises me that

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according to Edison theres been another filing or

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another request?

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ATTY FINCH: There was a filing, I believe, the


day after we were present before Your Honor.

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THE COURT: Did you get a copy of that?

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ATTY FINCH: I did get a copy of it, Your Honor.

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Yes, I did.
THE COURT: And it was an attempt to file a
motion with the Court?
ATTY FINCH: It was a request for Ms. Sorrentino
to file an additional motion.
MS. SORRENTINO: I brought it with me if youd

like to read it. Mr. Sorrentino keeps -- continues to

fail to pay educational support.

ATTY FINCH: Your Honor, my client wholeheartedly

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disputes that allegation and well deal with the

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matter if, in fact, it is -- if it is granted by

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Judge Turner.

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MS. SORRENTINO: Im ready to address it now if


youd like though.
ATTY FINCH: Your Honor, its not on the docket
today, Your Honor.

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MS. SORRENTINO: Okay.

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THE COURT: I cant, I cant. Besides, that would

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be a different Court. If its a support order thats

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family support magistrate.

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You -- isnt that what you just said?

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ATTY FINCH: Yes, Your Honor.

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THE COURT: I was --

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ATTY FINCH: I believe its --

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THE COURT: Its a support matter, that comes out

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of the family support magistrate.


MS. SORRENTINO: Isnt the permission supposed to

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be through Judge Turner though?


THE COURT: Oh, the permission; yes. But --

and -- and I dont know whats happening with that

but any kind of support matter would be through the

family support magistrate, all right.

Maam, Im not finding this sufficient. This

shows that you had domestic violence counseling and I

understand some of those skills that you might have

learned regarding treatment there, you can maybe pass

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over and carry to todays date, but the only thing I

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see here is some evidence of that there was a

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one-time visit on June 7th.

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In light of that, Im going to order you to pay

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the one thousand dollar fine to the clerks office

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forthwith.

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MS. SORRENTINO: Okay.

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THE COURT: All right.

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MS. SORRENTINO: Your Honor --

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THE COURT: Go ahead.

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MS. SORRENTINO: -- she said that she would --

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she thought that --

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THE COURT: Whos she?

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MS. SORRENTINO: The counselor.

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THE COURT: Okay.

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MS. SORRENTINO: She said that in looking at

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all of my documents, it looks like I need help with

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legal issues and that she would -- she would be able

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to get me in and get some legal help because I dont

have any. So she said thats probably whats creating

the problem because I dont have any legal help.

So --

THE COURT: Well, to begin with what she says --

you cant tell me what she says; thats hearsay.

number two, it goes far beyond needing legal help at

this point in time.

MS. SORRENTINO: Okay.

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And

THE COURT: There -- were way beyond the -needing legal assistance just to file motions.

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MS. SORRENTINO: All right.

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THE COURT: All right.

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MS. SORRENTINO: Who does the check get made out

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to?

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THE COURT: Clerks office downstairs.

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Was there anything other than the -- other than

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this --

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ATTY FINCH: No, Your Honor.

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THE COURT: -- that was on the docket; all right.

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Youre ordered --

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MS. SORRENTINO: Your Honor -- okay. Your Honor,

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I have two checks. One is made out to Attorney Finch

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and one is made out to Mr. Sorrentino.

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THE COURT: Oh, okay.

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MS. SORRENTINO: So I dont know who -- do --

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THE COURT: Well, the -- did I --

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ATTY FINCH: No, Your Honor. I dont know -- I

dont know why those checks would be issued to me or

to my client.

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MS. SORRENTINO: I -- nobody told me who to


make --

THE COURT: Did I order legal fees?

ATTY FINCH: You did not order legal fees,

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Your Honor.
THE COURT: What are the checks made out -what -- whats the amount of each check?
MS. SORRENTINO: You said to -- that I had to pay
a thousand dollars.

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THE COURT: Okay.

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Thats a thousand dollar fine to the

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clerks office. It goes into the -- you pay -- its

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paid to the clerks office. It is a contempt of Court

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fine.

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MS. SORRENTINO: Okay.

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Nobody told me who to make it out to so I have

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the checks made out one to Mr. Sorrentino, one to

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Attorney Finch, and I didnt bring anything with me.

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I didnt bring another check with me.

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So I -- again,I dont have legal help and I had


no idea. I just thought that the -ATTY FINCH: Your Honor, this is just another
example of what Mrs. Sorrentino does.
Your Honor never indicated to her to write a

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check to me or to write a check to my client.


THE COURT: Why would you write out a check to
Mr. Finch?

ATTY FINCH: To either one of us, Your Honor.

MS. SORRENTINO: Then Ill -- Ill change it and

Ill put to the clerks office.

THE COURT: Okay.

MS. SORRENTINO: Okay.

THE COURT: All right.

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Proceed downstairs now, maam.

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MS. SORRENTINO: All right.

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THE COURT: To the clerks office.

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MS. SORRENTINO: Okay.

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ATTY FINCH: Thank you, Your Honor.

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(Whereupon the matter was passed and recalled.)

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THE CLERK: Recalling Sorrentino.

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ATTY FINCH:

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Your Honor, we went down to the

clerks office.
Mrs. Sorrentino does not have the ability to

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make the payment. She has checks from

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other individuals that she cant possibly change the

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names on.

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THE COURT: All right.

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ATTY FINCH: Theyre not her checks.

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THE COURT: All right.

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ATTY FINCH: Again, this is just another effort

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of Mrs. Sorrentino to --

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MS. SORRENTINO: Your Honor --

ATTY FINCH: -- delay this matter.

MS. SORRENTINO: Your Honor, its not an effort

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to -- to do anything.
Nobody told me who to make the checks out to and

if you look in the record, nobody did. I didnt even

get a Court order but what I can do is if I -- I

can -- its still early. I can go and get another

check and be back before lunchtime.

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THE COURT: What do you -- tell me precisely what


it is you have.
MS. SORRENTINO: I have two checks. Ones made

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out to Saviero Sorrentino, ones made out to

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Kevin Finch; Attorney Finch, because --

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THE COURT: In the amount of what?

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MS. SORRENTINO: One thousand dollars.

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THE COURT: Each?

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MS. SORRENTINO: Yes because what -- my daughter

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is loaning me the money and she said who do I make

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the check out to, and I said its either to dad or to

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his attorney, I guess, because I didnt know. So she

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made one out to both. So Im supposed to rip up the

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one --

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THE COURT: So youre -- these arent


your checks.

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MS. SORRENTINO: These are -- this is money being

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loaned to me because I dont have a thousand dollars.

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THE COURT: But youre not -- youre not the


maker of the check?

MS. SORRENTINO: No. I dont -- I dont have --

THE COURT: All right.

Well, the order was clear on June 4th that if

she doesnt pay the one thousand dollar fine,

shes incarcerated in lieu of that.

So, marshals, take her into custody --

MS. SORRENTINO: How do I --

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THE COURT: -- until she -- until she purges

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herself of the one thousand dollar fine.

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doesnt, well have her return to court.

And if she

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MS. SORRENTINO: Can I call -- can I call and --

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THE COURT: Yes.

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MS. SORRENTINO: -- get the money?

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THE COURT: Yes. You can -- Ill allow you to

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make -- well, thats obviously up to the marshals but

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if youre not -- if youre not allowed to make a

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phone call downstairs, theyll allow you to make a

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phone call at corrections.

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Is there any way she can make a phone call --

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can you make a phone call on her behalf to the

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daughter?

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ATTY FINCH: I believe my client certainly can,


Your Honor.
MR. SORRENTINO: I dont -- I dont have any way
to reach my daughter by phone.

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ATTY FINCH: If Your Honor orders me to do that,


Im happy to do it, Your Honor.
THE COURT: Well, he doesnt have a way to reach
her by phone.

ATTY FINCH: Your Honor, my --

THE COURT: Take her to -- you know what, you

know --

ATTY FINCH: I already said, Your Honor --

THE COURT: I didnt create this situation,

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folks.
ATTY FINCH: Your order was your order,
Your Honor.
THE COURT: Im stuck here. Im -- Im just the

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one that has to enforce it. I ordered her a week ago

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to come in with a pay of a thousand dollars. I gave

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you the week as a courtesy more than anything to you.

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I gave you a week in which to pay the fine, maam.

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And you come in today without a fine payment. I dont

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know what made you think that you can -- that the

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check would be made payable to a different party.

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If you can -- if you can provide Mr. Finch with

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a phone number with which to reach your daughter --

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because I dont think the marshals are able to give

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you a phone call from downstairs, well do that. In

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the meantime, youre in custody.

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Shes got to be returned to court at some point


in time. Theres got to be someone doing arraignments

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so if she -- if she doesnt post that one thousand

dollar fine by Friday, shes going to have to be

brought to the GA court at least for it to be heard

further on the arraignments docket.

THE CLERK: So on the 14th.

THE COURT: Yes.

THE CLERK: The review date.

THE COURT: Yes.

MS. SORRENTINO: I will have to call a friend and

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have her --

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THE COURT: Well --

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MS. SORRENTINO: Let me give you my friends --

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my friends number.

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ATTY FINCH: Thank you, Your Honor.

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(Whereupon this matter was concluded.)

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FBT FA06 4015691

SUPERIOR COURT

SAVERIO SORRENTINO

JUDICIAL DISTRICT
OF FAIRFIELD

v.

AT BRIDGEPORT, CONNECTICUT

KATHRYN SORRENTINO

JUNE 11, 2013

C E R T I F I C A T I O N

I hereby certify the foregoing pages are a true and


correct transcription of the audio recording of the abovereferenced case, heard in Superior Court, Judicial District of
Fairfield, Bridgeport, Connecticut, before the Honorable Corinne
Klatt, Judge, on the 11th day of June, 2014.

Dated this 18th day of July, 2014, in Bridgeport,


Connecticut.

_______________________________
PShaunda D. Gibbs-Hopkins
Court Recording Monitor

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FBT FA06 4015691

SUPERIOR COURT

SAVERIO SORRENTINO

JUDICIAL DISTRICT
OF FAIRFIELD

v.

AT BRIDGEPORT, CONNECTICUT

KATHRYN SORRENTINO

JUNE 11, 2013

C E R T I F I C A T I O N

I hereby certify the foregoing pages are a true and


correct electronic transcription of the audio recording of the
above-referenced case, heard in Superior Court, Judicial District
of Fairfield, Bridgeport, Connecticut, before the Honorable
Corinne Klatt, Judge, on the 11th day of June, 2014.

Dated this 18th day of July, 2014, in Bridgeport,


Connecticut.

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_______________________________
PShaunda D. Gibbs-Hopkins
Court Recording Monitor