Trial of former Donovan aide heading to jury - WFSB 3 Connecticut

Trial of former Donovan aide heading to jury


Defense attorneys have decided not to call any witnesses in the federal corruption trial of Robert Braddock Jr., a campaign aide to former Connecticut House Speaker Chris Donovan.

The jury is expected to begin deliberating Braddock's fate on Tuesday after final arguments.

Braddock was the finance manager for Donovan's failed campaign last year for the 5th Congressional District seat.

He has pleaded not guilty to allegations that he was part of a scheme in which nearly $28,000 was funneled to Donovan's campaign in an attempt to kill state legislation that would raise taxes on "roll-your-own" smoke shop owners.

Donovan, whose campaign was derailed by the allegations, wasn't charged in the probe and denies wrongdoing. Seven co-defendants have pleaded guilty and await sentencing.

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