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May 28, 2013

Exhibits 4-8: Braddock Verifies By Email That $2,500 Came From Soucy

by Doug Hardy | May 28, 2013 8:08pm
Posted to: Smoke Shop Investigation | Evidence

Government Exhibit 4
NOV. 16, 2011 - 10:38 a.m.: In an email the morning after the Nov. 15 fundraiser, Deputy Finance Director Sarah Waterfall sends the new donor list to City Hall Café owner Joseph Ubaldi and Braddock.

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Exhibit 36: Aresimowicz Offers to Flip Votes

by Doug Hardy | May 28, 2013 1:49pm
Posted to: Smoke Shop Investigation | Aresimowicz | Evidence

Government Exhibit 36
APRIL 3, 2012: Laura Jordan, House Speaker Chris Donovan’s chief of staff at the state Capitol, sends a text message to Assist. Majority Leader Joseph Aresimowicz in an effort to ascertain if there is to be activity on the roll-your-own legislation coming up.

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Exhibit 125: Phone Records Verify First Calls to Donovan, Nassi

by Doug Hardy | May 28, 2013 12:07pm
Posted to: Smoke Shop Investigation | Donovan | Evidence

Government Exhibit 125
NOV. 2, 2011: Prosecutors say the telephone records above are verification that Harry “Ray” Soucy called both House Speaker Chris Donovan and his congressional campaign manager, Josh Nassi, on Nov. 2, 2011.

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May 26, 2013

Exhibit 34: RYO Bill Comes Up, Aresimowicz Texts Soucy

by Doug Hardy | May 26, 2013 3:11am
Posted to: Smoke Shop Investigation | Aresimowicz | Evidence

Government Exhibit 34
APRIL 3, 2012: Inside a Finance committee meeting, Assist. Majority Leader Aresimowicz discovers that there was to be activity on the RYO legislation. He then appears to participate in the scheme by sending a text message to Harry “Ray” Soucy to let him know. Bear in mind that Soucy has already used coded language in a previous telephone conversation to tell Aresimowicz how much money Chris Donovan received to let the RYO legislation die.

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June 6, 2012

Bounced Check Points To Straw Donor

by Hugh McQuaid | Jun 6, 2012 4:17pm
Posted to: Campaign Finance | Election 2012 | Smoke Shop Investigation | Evidence


A Waterbury bank manager who bounced a $2,500 check to Chris Donovan’s campaign in April appears to be one of the people who served as a straw donor in the corruption investigation. The bank manager, Dana M. Graziano, whose potential involvement was first reported by the Waterbury Republican American, is no longer employed at CitiFinancial.

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