Cops: Business dispute led to threatening emails
WESTPORT — A Fairfield man faces charges after he was accused of sending more than 50 emails, 21 of which were sent in just one day, to someone he was having a business dispute with, police said.
John Colavito, 58, of Fairfield, was charged with second-degree harassment and threatening.
On Aug. 27, Westport cops were contacted by someone who reported he was being harassed by Colavito over a business dispute involving an annuity, police said. Colavito and the victim met in July to discuss the problem, the victim told police. After that meeting, Colavito allegedly sent the victim multiple emails and text messages about it.
“Colavito was found to have emailed the victim 54 times,” between July 18 and Aug. 21, police said. Of those 54 emails, police said, 21 of them were sent in one day. Police said some of the emails were threatening.
An arrest warrant was submitted and approved for Colavito. He turned himself in at police headquarters on Thursday.
He was released after posting a $35,000 bond. He’s expected in court Oct. 2.