Donovan campaign's finance director arrested

Hartford (AP) — The finance director of Connecticut House Speaker Christopher Donovan's campaign for Congress has been charged with conspiring with others to conceal the source of $20,000 in campaign contributions.

Federal prosecutors on Thursday announced that 33-year-old Robert Braddock Jr. of Meriden was charged Wednesday in an alleged conspiracy to accept "conduit" campaign contributions, which are donations made by one person in the name of another person. Authorities say Braddock is finance director for a congressional candidate they won't name, but Donovan's campaign records show Braddock works for him.

Prosecutors allege Braddock and unnamed co-conspirators arranged $10,000 in payments from conduit contributors to Donovan's campaign for the 5th District seat in connection with proposed legislation this year.

Donovan didn't immediately return a message. A phone number for Braddock wasn't immediately available.



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