December 16, 2014
by Christine Stuart | December 16, 2014 6:30am
November 26, 2014
by Hugh McQuaid | November 26, 2014 6:30am
A federal appeals court has upheld the conviction of Robert Braddock Jr., a political aide serving more than three years in prison for campaign finance conspiracy while working for former House Speaker Chris Donovan’s congressional campaign.
February 3, 2014
by Staff Report | February 3, 2014 5:42pm
November 18, 2013
by Hugh McQuaid | November 18, 2013 12:43pm
(Updated 1:44 p.m.) The architect of the campaign fundraising conspiracy that derailed Chris Donovan’s 2012 congressional bid won’t see the inside of a prison cell thanks to his efforts to help federal authorities build a case against his co-conspirators.
November 11, 2013
by Hugh McQuaid | November 11, 2013 2:35pm
A lawyer for Harry “Ray” Soucy asked a judge last week to ignore sentencing guidelines and the crass portrait of his client that emerged during the course of a federal campaign corruption case against Soucy and his co-conspirators.
September 27, 2013
by Terry Cowgill | September 27, 2013 5:29am
(UPDATED Sept. 29) Connecticut is a land of paradoxes. On the one hand, while some are trying to make secrecy the norm again, we still have some of the strongest freedom-of-information and open-government laws in the country. On the other hand, our state is sometimes run like a third-world country, replete with enough graft and chicanery to make Boss Tweed blush.
September 19, 2013
by Hugh McQuaid | September 19, 2013 12:41pm
(Updated 2:29 p.m.) Joshua Nassi, the campaign manager and longtime aide to former House Speaker Chris Donovan, made a tearful apology Thursday before a federal court judge sentenced him to more than two years in prison for campaign corruption.
September 16, 2013
by Hugh McQuaid | September 16, 2013 5:30am
In recommending a prison sentence for his former campaign manager, prosecutors say the evidence makes it “plain” that former House Speaker Chris Donovan understood the scheme to trade campaign contributions for legislative influence.
September 5, 2013
by Christine Stuart | September 5, 2013 5:30am
A Waterbury police detective who co-owned a smoke shop was sentenced Wednesday to more than two years in prison for his role in a scheme to direct illegal congressional campaign donations to former House Speaker Chris Donovan.
August 27, 2013
by Hugh McQuaid | August 27, 2013 6:51pm
A federal court judge Tuesday sentenced the former campaign finance director to Chris Donovan’s unsuccessful congressional campaign to more than three years in prison for his role in a conspiracy to hide the source of campaign donations.