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Husband of congresswoman indicted on theft charges in CT

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NEW HAVEN — A California congresswoman whose husband has been indicted on criminal charges in Connecticut is citing an “unexpected family matter” in withdrawing as a candidate for chair of the Democratic Caucus.

U.S. Rep. Linda Sanchez is married to James Sullivan, one of five people indicted on theft and conspiracy charges in connection with $800,000 worth of trips to the Kentucky Derby and other locations. The defendants are all linked to the Connecticut Municipal Electric Energy Corp., a public company that has received more than $9 million from the U.S. Department of Energy.

Connecticut U.S. Attorney John Durham says the defendants used a company account as a “secret slush fund.”

The defendants pleaded not guilty to the charges Thursday in federal court in New Haven and were released on bail.

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