A Democrat, , has been named by the state's largest newspaper as a key figure in the investigation of possible illegal contributions to House Speaker Christopher Donovan’s congressional campaign.
The Hartford Courant said its unnamed sources identified Ray Soucy, a corrections supervisor at the Cheshire prison complex and labor union official, as a co-conspirator in what federal investigators say was a scheme to disguise contributions to Donovan’s campaign.
Donovan’s campaign finance director Robert Braddock Jr. has been arrested by the FBI and was then fired from his campaign position.
Donovan is running for the Democratic Party nomination to succeed Chris Murphy in Connecticut's 5th Congressional District.
Contacted by Naugatuck Patch on Saturday, Soucy declined to comment on the Courant’s story.
Naugatuck Democratic Town Committee Chairman M. Leonard Caine III confirmed that Soucy is a bailiff and also a former member of the town committee, but he declined to comment further.
The Courant said an affidavit filed by federal prosecutors in U.S. District Court said a co-conspirator, who the newspaper’s sources said is Soucy, was cooperating with the federal investigation after a federal wiretap recorded him talking to an undercover agent about the illegal contributions.
The Courant also said that after Soucy was approached by the FBI in April, he went on a voluntary, personal leave from his state corrections job.