Twardy probe cost Donovan campaign $119,000

A spokesman for Chris Donovan’s 5th District congressional campaign said today that the investigation and report completed by former U.S. Attorney Stanley Twardy cost the campaign $84,000. That’s not counting the $35,000 in accounting services provided by Blum Shapiro to … Continue reading

Mystery remains on decision of Chris Donovan staffer’s refusal to cooperate in Twardy probe

Editor’s note: This post originally contained an image that incorrectly reported that is was a photo of Josh Nassi. By Jordan Fenster, Staff Reporter Why did a key member of Speaker of the House Chris Donovan’s legislative staff refuse to … Continue reading

‘Questions unanswered’: 5th District candidates criticize Chris Donovan Twardy report

By Jordan Fenster, Staff Reporter Chris Donovan’s opponents took shots at the report released Thursday by lawyer Stan Twardy, saying it was narrow and incomplete, biased and pointless. Twardy’s report cleared Donovan of wrongdoing, suggesting he was not aware of … Continue reading

Donovan speaking to media, but still won’t answer questions about scandal

By Jordan Fenster, Staff Reporter Chris Donovan will be available to the press at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at Meriden’s Hubbard Park, and while he will speak about the internal investigation into possibly illegal campaign finance activity at his campaign that … Continue reading

Chris Donovan had no knowledge of alleged campaign wrongdoing, Twardy report says

By Jordan Fenster, Staff Reporter Acknowledging the “limited” scope of his investigation, a lawyer hired to conduct an internal investigation into Chris Donovan’s campaign exonerated the state House speaker and 5th District congressional candidate, granting there may be “holes” in … Continue reading

LIVE BLOG: Internal investigation shows no Donovan wrongdoing

We’re live-blogging a press conference this morning with former U.S. Attorney Stan Twardy, who will be discussing results of an internal investigation into a fundraising scandal with Chris Donovan‘s 5th District Congress campaign. 11:05 a.m.: Twardy has concluded the press … Continue reading

Chris Donovan campaign will release independent investigation findings if attorney gives okay

Chris Donovan’s campaign will release the results of an independent investigation if and only if the U.S. Attorney’s office gives the OK, according to a campaign spokesperson. Stan Twardy, an attorney, former chief of staff for Gov. Lowell Weicker and … Continue reading

5th District candidate Chris Donovan insists: ‘I have done nothing wrong’

By Randall Beach, Staff Reporter MERIDEN – An embattled Democratic Speaker of the House Christopher Donovan Sunday said he was “sickened” by the allegations against his 5th District congressional campaign staffers but he asserted, “I have done nothing wrong.” Donovan held … Continue reading

Chris Donovan hires lawyer, cooperating with FBI probe into 5th District campaign finance scandal

By Jordan Fenster,  Staff Reporter Chris Donovan will relinquish his role as state House speaker to Majority Leader Brendan Sharkey for the purposes of the upcoming special legislative session, but will remain in the office of speaker of the house, … Continue reading