Embattled Bristol contractor pleads not guilty to latest larceny charges

BRISTOL, Conn. (WTNH)–Former Hot Top Paving owner Brian Curylo pleaded not guilty in a Bristol courtroom Monday in response to felony larceny charges and violation of home improvement contracts.

Curylo was arrested in July for allegedly trying to take money from a 93 year old woman on Geary Avenue in Bristol.

According to police, he did so without offering a contract or having a contracting license.

In March, Curylo was ordered to repay $30,990 to five former customers and $5,750 in civil penalties to the state. To date, no payments have been made.

Just two months later, he was convicted of 1st degree larceny for charging a family more than $20,000 for a driveway paving job that was never completed. Part of the court agreement was that Curylo would not get arrested or convicted again.

Since August 2013, the News8 Investigators have been reporting on allegations of faulty service, incomplete jobs or jobs that never started. Felonies were also uncovered that were never reported to the state, which would have barred him from getting a contractors’ license.

A public defender asked for a jury trial for Curylo. The judge scheduled it for September.

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