Connecticut's top legal officer, unhappy with a divestiture plan approved Thursday by the U.S. Department of Justice, said he would consider bringing an antitrust suit to block the pending $16 billion merger of Fleet Financial Group and BankBoston Corp.

Attorney General Richard Blumenthal said the Connecticut portion of the proposed multistate selloff -- $1.8 billion of deposits and 39 branches -- fell far short of the expectations of his office and of community bankers in the state. He vowed to push Fleet to offer more.

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