An elected baliff from Naugatuck is cooperating with the investigation of possible illegal contributions to House Speaker Christopher Donovan’s congressional campaign.
The Hartford Courant identified Ray Soucy, a corrections supervisor at the Cheshire Correctional Institututuion and a 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. Cheshire's Elizabeth Esty and Dan Roberti of Kent are are both challenging Donovan in the August primary election.
The Courant reported that an affidavit filed by federal prosecutors in U.S. District Court included a co-conspirator, who the newspaper’s sources said is Soucy. He was said to be 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.