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New Canaan Man Sentenced to 15 Months in Prison

Michael Nowacki, 59, was found guilty of harassment and violating a protective order after sending an email to his ex-wife.

 

A New Canaan man who was of harassment and violating a protective order filed by his ex-wife in 2010 was sentenced on Tuesday to 15 months in prison, according to the New Canaan News.

Michael Nowacki, 59, was charged after he sent an email to his ex-wife, which he was prohibited from doing under the protective order. He later testified that he sent the email in error. Nowacki was also sentenced to one day in jail for the harassment charge followed by five years probation, according to the New Canaan News.

Nowacki represented himself at his trial on charges and, at times, simultaneously played witness and defense by carrying on a two-way dialog and referring to himself in the third person.

Attorney Daryl Crosland told the New Canaan News that he felt Nowacki's sentence was a result of his "acrimonious" relationship with Judge Bruce Hudock.

Four Jacks May 10, 2012 at 04:40 PM
How sad.
Patrick Henry May 10, 2012 at 04:53 PM
Agreed, very unfortunate situation for all involved. There will be those who say he did it to himself, but I can envision something like this happening to anyone.
Joe Machete May 10, 2012 at 04:59 PM
Never wise off to a judge or a cop. It just makes matters worse. Sometimes, much worse.
mary parker May 11, 2012 at 06:21 AM
I like how they closed the comment page on Michael when he was arressted for speaking over his 3 minutes and that topic also had his sentence for breaking a protective order. First of all, only giving a person 3 minutes to speak on a matter is to short. Then arresting him for not shutting up is B.S. People should be allowed to speak longer on any matter that concerns them. Why should the public be shut upped? Don't our opinions matter? Didn't we elect these officials to represent us and our opinions? Why are we always cut short or not herd all of the time? Are we nobodies? Second, Michael: Seriously, what ever your personal problems with your wife and family, you were served with a protective order. You violated it and harrassed them. Common sence is obey the order and stay away. Now you have to go to jail. You should have forked out for a Lawyer. Never represent yourself in matters like these.
Jeff M May 14, 2012 at 10:22 AM
I I'D like how they closed the comment page on Michael when he was arressted ARRESTED for speaking over his 3 minutes and that topic also had his sentence for breaking a protective order (HUH??). First of all, only giving a person 3 minutes to speak on a matter is to TOO short. Then arresting him for not shutting up is B.S. People should be allowed to speak longer on any matter that concerns them. Why should the public be shut upped UP? Don't our opinions matter? Didn't we elect these officials to represent us and our opinions? Why are we always cut short or not herd HEARD all of the time? Are we nobodies? Second, Michael: Seriously, what ever WHATEVER your personal problems with your wife and family, you were served with a protective order. You violated it and harrassed HARASSED them. Common sence SENSE is obey the order and stay away. Now you have to go to jail. You should have forked out for a Lawyer. Never represent yourself in matters like these. Mary: You should be asleep at 221 am. Or using SpellCheck.
Glen K Dunbar May 14, 2012 at 11:55 AM
I am not sure what to make of this case. If all he did was speak over his time limit what is the problem?? If He wised off to a legal entity...the sentence is WAY to harsh.
WarriorKevin May 23, 2012 at 12:20 PM
He got what he deserved...victimizing his wife, his nanny and the whole town. As for Capitol arrest, he was intentionally disruptive, disrespectful and contemptuous, was warned, and had done it previously. He's a bitter, angry selfish arrogant man who got his comeuppance finally.
Claire May 23, 2012 at 01:45 PM
Obviously having serious financial problems, like the majority of people in this community, who feel they have to keep up this facade and then it cracks, big time!
Four Jacks June 04, 2012 at 10:57 PM
Michael, I hope the sentence will be overturned on appeal, sounds like you got the wrong judge, some are not so great.
joe July 21, 2012 at 11:39 PM
mike nowacki has been getting the shaft. however, he should hire a lawyer

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