by Jennifer Swift
Aug 27, 2013
02:59 PM
Connecticut Politics

Former Chris Donovan Campaign Fundraiser, Robert Braddock, Sentenced to 38 Months in Prison

Former Chris Donovan Campaign Fundraiser, Robert Braddock, Sentenced to 38 Months in Prison

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Former Donovan campaign finance director Robert Braddock.

Robert Braddock, the former fundraiser for Chris Donovan's failed congressional campaign, was sentenced to 38 months in prison Tuesday for his role in conspiring to hide the sources of campaign contributions.

The Connecticut Mirror reports in addition to his jail sentence, Braddock must also pay a $7,500 fine. 

Braddock was found guilty in May of conspiring to hide the source of $27,500 in campaign donations to Donovan’s campaign for the 5th District U.S. House seat. The donations were made in hopes that Donovan, then the speaker of the state House of Representatives, would kill legislation aimed at closing tax loopholes for roll-your-own tobacco shops. Donovan eventually lost the primary to Elizabeth Esty, who went on to beat Republican Andrew Roraback in the general election.

CTNewsJunkie.com reported Braddock's attorney, Frank Riccio said he had not decided yet if they would appeal the sentence.

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Braddock said he was disappointed by the prison sentence, but he considered it a “point of pride” that he did not agree to wear a wire for the FBI.

“I still have my integrity. Since the first day I was detained by the FBI, for a very long time after that, they continuously asked me to cooperate. They asked me to wear a wire, much like Ray Soucy did and Josh Nassi, who became a rat as well, and I refused to do that because that’s not what we do,” he said.

Braddock was one of eight individuals charged in the entire operation, but the only to go to trial.

 

Former Chris Donovan Campaign Fundraiser, Robert Braddock, Sentenced to 38 Months in Prison

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