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Alleged Figure In Campaign Probe Resigns Union Jobs

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ A man identified as a central figure in a federal probe that led to the arrest of the Connecticut House Speaker’s campaign finance director has resigned from his union jobs.

The Hartford Courant reported Saturday that Ray Soucy of Naugatuck had stepped down from two positions with the AFL-CIO.

Soucy is on leave from his state job at the Cheshire prison complex.

Earlier Saturday, the Courant reported Soucy is one of the unnamed men federal investigators say is a co-conspirator in a criminal scheme to hide the source of contributions to House Speaker Christopher Donovan’s Congressional campaign.

Donovan’s campaign finance director, Robert Braddock Jr., was arrested Wednesday. He’s free on $100,000 bail and his lawyer says he’s innocent.

A woman who answered the phone Saturday at a listing for Soucy said he wasn’t available.

(Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)

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