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July 24, 2013

The Truth Behind The Obamacare Headlines

by Christine Stuart | July 24, 2013 5:30am

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

Exhibits 61-65: Nassi Lets Soucy Know RYO Bill Is Dead & He’s Ready to Collect Another $10k

by Doug Hardy | June 3, 2013 6:44pm

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.”

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Exhibits 56a-59a: Soucy Makes Recorded Calls to Nassi, Donovan

by Doug Hardy | June 3, 2013 3:12pm


TRANSCRIPTS GX 56a-59a

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.

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Exhibit 40: Nassi Tells Undercover Agent It’s Halftime, Plan Is To Stop Them In Second Half

by Doug Hardy | June 3, 2013 1:33am

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.”

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June 2, 2013

Exhibit 38: Soucy Calls Braddock, Says He Has Another $10k for Campaign

by Doug Hardy | June 2, 2013 4:28am


TRANSCRIPT GX 38 - APRIL 9, 2012:

 

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Exhibit 33: Soucy Calls Nassi to Try to Kill RYO Bill in Committee

by Doug Hardy | June 2, 2013 3:16am


APRIL 3, 2012: Soucy also contacts Nassi about the RYO legislation coming up for action and says “that’s a big ahh ... oops,” pressuring Nassi to act. “Let me know what you’ve got going,” Soucy says.

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Exhibit 32: Soucy Let’s Nassi Know There’s Another $5,000 On The Way

by Doug Hardy | June 2, 2013 2:18am


APRIL 3, 2012: Harry “Ray” Soucy calls Campaign Manager Josh Nassi to let him know that another $5,000 is on the way and that he’d like to deliver it on April 11.

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May 31, 2013

Exhibit 3: Breakfast Meeting at Huxley’s in Meriden

by Doug Hardy | May 31, 2013 2:31am

Government Exhibit 202e
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.

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Exhibit 1: Recorded Call Verifies Informant’s Tip from Nov. 2, 2011

by Doug Hardy | May 31, 2013 2:18am


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.

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May 29, 2013

Exhibits 42-46 & 50: Check From Straw Donor Bounces, Sets Off Series of Angry Calls

by Doug Hardy | May 29, 2013 11:44am

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Government Exhibit 42 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.

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