Braddock Attorney Asks For No Jail Time In Donovan Campaign Case

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Robert Braddock Jr., the former finance director of House Speaker Christopher Donovan’s congressional campaign, walks outside New Haven Federal Court on May 17. (MICHAEL McANDREWS / Hartford Courant / May 17, 2013)

HARTFORD — The former campaign finance director for Chris Donovan’s ill-fated congressional campaign, convicted of participating in a scheme to hide the sources of contributions to the campaign, is asking a judge to give him probation rather than a sentence that could be for more than four years.

Robert Braddock Jr. faces up to 51 months in a federal prison when he is sentenced on Aug. 27 by U.S. District Court Judge Janet Arterton.

Braddock’s attorney Frank Riccio Jr. argues in a pre-sentencing memorandum that Braddock wasn’t part of a conspiracy — hatched by Raymond Soucy, a former Department of Correction officer — to give money to Donovan’s campaign in exchange for assurances that the then-Speaker of the House would kill proposed legislation to tax roll-your-own tobacco shops.



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