Middlebury Man Gets 2-Year Sentence in Donovan Case

Wednesday, Jun 12, 2013  |  Updated 4:43 PM EDT
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Middlebury Man Gets 2-Year Sentence in Donovan Case

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Federal authorities said a Middlebury man has been sentenced to two years in prison for participating in a scheme to direct illegal contributions to former House Speaker Christopher Donovan's failed congressional campaign.

The U.S. Attorney's office said David Moffa was sentenced on Wednesday in New Haven. He pleaded guilty last year to conspiring to make false statements to the Federal Election Commission and impeding the FEC's enforcement of campaign finance laws. 

Moffa is one of eight people convicted in the plot to hide the source of $27,500 in campaign contributions tied to an effort to stop state taxes from increasing on roll-your-own smoke shop owners.

Donovan was not charged and denied wrongdoing.

Prosecutors urged a two-year sentence. Moffa asked for home confinement, saying he was the first to plead guilty.
   

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