Federal Indictment Returned In Campaign Finance Investigation
A federal grand jury sitting in New Haven has returned a three count indictment atainst the former finance director for the 5th District Congressional campaign of Chris Donovan. 33-year-old Robert Braddock had previously been arrested in charges he conspired to hide the source of campaign contributions.
The three counts in the indictment are: conspiring to conceal federal campaign contributions, accepting federal campaign contributions made in the name of others, and causing false reports to be filed with the Federal Election Commission.
U.S. Attorney for Connecticut David Fein says the indictment details an extensive conspiracy to corrupt the electpral process.
If convicted on all three counts, Braddock could be sentenced to up to twelve years in prison and fined up to three-quarters of a million dollars.