July 24, 2013
by Christine Stuart | July 24, 2013 4:30am
In anticipation of the release of Connecticut’s health insurance rates offered through Obamacare next week, the head of Connecticut’s Insurance Exchange called for a little more truth in reporting about the Affordable Care Act.
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June 3, 2013
by Doug Hardy | June 3, 2013 5:44pm
MAY 8, 2012: In Exhibit 61, Soucy calls Nassi on the day before the final day of the session, checking in about the progress of the RYO legislation. Nassi lets him know that it looks like RYO is dead, but he confirms that Donovan is on board, and “we’ve been sending the message that the bill is dead.”
by Doug Hardy | June 3, 2013 2:12pm
MAY 2-3, 2012: In an effort to cooperate with federal prosecutors, Harry “Ray” Soucy makes calls to both Josh Nassi and Chris Donovan. He shares with Nassi that he’s had a heart attack, and uses the health issue to apply pressure to Nassi to get him to confirm Donovan’s support for the defeat of the RYO legislation.
by Doug Hardy | June 3, 2013 12:33am
APRIL 11, 2012: Josh Nassi, Robert Braddock, Paul Rogers, Harry “Ray” Soucy, and John Kelly, the hedgefund manager who is actually an FBI undercover agent, have dinner to talk strategy (Exhibit 40, Clips 1, 2, 3, 5, 9, 10 and 11).
In GX 40 Clip 1, Soucy tells Kelly that Tracey Scalzi wants to contribute, but he says it’s too late for her to get in the game and that she may send checks from RYO people who aren’t straw donors and cause a “red flag.”
June 2, 2013
by Doug Hardy | June 2, 2013 3:28am
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May 31, 2013
by Doug Hardy | May 31, 2013 1:31am
Government Exhibit 3: Recording of entire morning:
NOV. 16, 2011: During a pre-meeting discussion, Harry “Ray” Soucy tells Patrick Castagna and George Tirado that he already has spoken with Robert Braddock, Chris Donovan, and Campaign Manager Josh Nassi, and that they know the plan.
by Doug Hardy | May 31, 2013 1:18am
NOV. 15. 2011: Shortly after the campaign fundraiser at the City Hall Café in Waterbury, federal informant Patrick Castagna calls Paul Rogers and their conversation is recorded. Two names come up: Speaker of the House Chris Donovan, who was running for Congress, and Robert Braddock Jr., Donovan’s campaign finance director. Rogers tells Castagna that Donovan and Braddock planned everything in detail at the meeting earlier that evening. Rogers says Donovan is key to the plan because he alone controls which bills are called for votes on the House floor.
May 29, 2013
by Doug Hardy | May 29, 2013 10:44am
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APRIL 23-24, 2012: On the day before a key campaign finance filing deadline, an email goes out to Sarah Waterfall, Chris Donovan, Robert Braddock Jr., Josh Nassi, and Patrick Smock notifying them that one of the donation checks had bounced. The $2,500 check was written by Dana Graziano on behalf of the smoke shop owners.