May 21, 2013
by Hugh McQuaid | May 21, 2013 4:10pm
A jury deliberated for less than three hours on Tuesday before finding Robert Braddock Jr., the former finance director of Chris Donovan’s 2012 congressional campaign, guilty on all three counts of conspiring to hide the source of $27,500 in campaign donations.
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by Hugh McQuaid | May 21, 2013 2:44pm
NEW HAVEN — After staying out of the public eye for months, Chris Donovan re-emerged Tuesday outside a federal courthouse to reassert his innocence as a jury inside began to mull the fate of former campaign aide accused of campaign finance corruption. The former aide, Finance Director Robert Braddock Jr., was convicted by the jury later in the afternoon after less than three hours of deliberation.
May 20, 2013
by Christine Stuart | May 20, 2013 5:30am
An associate political science professor from the University of Hartford said Sunday that there is less cynicism among voters now than there was before Connecticut created its landmark public financing system.
May 17, 2013
by Hugh McQuaid | May 17, 2013 5:49pm
NEW HAVEN — A federal witness testified Friday that the fundraising pressure was mounting last April as former House Speaker Chris Donovan’s congressional campaign headed into the last filing deadline before the Democratic convention.
May 16, 2013
by CTNewsjunkie Staff | May 16, 2013 7:59pm
The veracity of testimony from Harry ‘Ray’ Soucy, the former correction-officer-turned-FBI-informant, was called into question this week when details of how he attempted to give House Minority Leader Lawrence Cafero $5,000 in illegal contributions were discussed in court.
by Jacqueline Wattles | May 16, 2013 2:15pm
Members of Connecticut’s Congressional delegation announced their intention Thursday to seek federal funds to construct a new Sandy Hook Elementary School in the wake of the second deadliest school shooting in the nation’s history.
May 15, 2013
by Christine Stuart | May 15, 2013 5:58pm
NEW HAVEN — The former correction officer who was described as a “creep” and “diabolical” by a defense attorney earlier this week took the stand Wednesday and detailed a scheme to bribe Connecticut lawmakers.
May 14, 2013
by Hugh McQuaid | May 14, 2013 4:02pm
NEW HAVEN — The political fallout of the federal government’s case against Chris Donovan’s former campaign finance director extended beyond Democrats on Tuesday when a federal witness described an attempt to bribe a top Republican lawmaker in the House.
May 13, 2013
by Christine Stuart | May 13, 2013 5:45pm
The Federal Aviation Administration has decided to keep open 149 small airport control towers, including six in Connecticut, but tower operators and lawmakers are concerned about what will happen at the end of the fiscal year.
by Hugh McQuaid | May 13, 2013 4:52pm
NEW HAVEN — Using a series of secretly recorded phone calls and conversations, the federal government began Monday to outline for a jury its case against Robert Braddock Jr., former House Speaker Chris Donovan’s congressional campaign finance director.