Thursday, July 12, 2012

Indictment of Chris Donovan aide alleges conspiracy to kill law for money

By Mary E. O'Leary and Jordan Fenster
Register Staff
The federal grand jury indictment of Robert Braddock Jr. Wednesday alleges that the scheme to hide the identify of contributors to state House Speaker Christopher Donovan's 5th District congressional campaign began earlier than previously known, and that the participants were worried about being targeted by the FBI.
The total amount of alleged illegal conduit checks, which are donations given in another person’s name, totaled $27,500, according to the document.
It shows one of the alleged conspirators, widely identified as former labor leader Ray Soucy, advising two owners of roll-your-own tobacco shops not to bring up any proposed legislative bills with Donovan that could be seen as a quid pro quo in a meeting scheduled on Nov. 16, 2011, at a restaurant in Meriden because “the men in black” might be following them.

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