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Labor Official Expect To Change Plea In Campaign Finance Probe

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) _ A former president of a Connecticut labor union representing prison guards is expected to change his plea in an alleged campaign financing conspiracy surrounding House Speaker Chris Donovan’s one-time congressional campaign.

A criminal calendar for the U.S. District Court in New Haven, filed on Wednesday, shows David Moffa is scheduled to appear in court on Friday.

He originally pleaded not guilty to one count of conspiracy to cause false statements to the Federal Elections Commission, punishable by up to five years in prison, a fine of $250,000 and three years of supervised release.

Moffa is one of eight people charged in an alleged scheme to hide the source of $27,500 in campaign contributions, allegedly tied to an effort to stop a state effort to raise taxes on roll-your-own smoke shop owners.

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

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