Judge: O’Garro Must Disclose Assets By Jan. 8

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A Superior Court judge has given Earl O’Garro Jr., the man at the center of a Hartford insurance controversy, until Jan. 8 to disclose his assets in connection with a lawsuit filed against him.

O’Garro is being sued by AmTrust E&S Insurance Services. The lawsuit charges that O’Garro’s company, Hybrid Insurance Group, received at least $300,000 for premiums on several policies, but failed to send the money to insurance carriers.

The suit also says that O’Garro “made false statements and sent forged e-mails purportedly” from AmTrust employees.

AmTrust is seeking $300,000 and has asked the court to garnish all of the defendants’ bank accounts, real estate and personal property.

Hybrid, which O’Garro formed in 2010, is also being investigated for allegedly failing to pay $670,000 in premiums to two of the city’s insurance carriers. O’Garro received notice in October that he is a target of a federal grand jury investigation, sources have said.

O’Garro’s ties to city Treasurer Adam Cloud have been questioned since Cloud wired the money directly to Hybrid, a broker, in July, instead of to an insurance agent.

In an order filed last week in the AmTrust case, Judge Carl Schuman also said O’Garro can’t spend money, except on “necessary living expenses.”

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