Matt Criscuolo is contrite. After being caught by Wilton police funneling raw sewage into the Norwalk River from his property at 991 Danbury Road — where his restaurant Toozy Patza Pizza and Bistro 7, which he co-owns, are located — he is trying to make amends by raising money for five environmental organizations.
“I’m not offering an excuse for my actions,” he said as part of an interview with The Bulletin. “There aren’t any. My actions were borne out of an extremely stressful situation which challenged me financially and emotionally and in other ways as well. I did make a mistake and exercised poor judgment. I was under duress and was overwhelmed.”