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
(UPDATED 10 p.m.) 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 a former campaign aide accused of campaign finance corruption.
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.
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 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.
by Staff reports | May 13, 2013 3:39pm
Below is a statement from former House Speaker Chris Donovan, who has not been charged by federal prosecutors. The statement was handed out by Donovan’s friend Audrey Honig Geragosian before the start of his former campaign finance director’s trial Monday.
by Hugh McQuaid | May 13, 2013 1:30pm