NEW HAVEN, Connecticut — A Middlebury man is facing sentencing for his role in a scheme to direct illegal contributions to former House Speaker Christopher Donovan's failed congressional campaign.
David Moffa is scheduled to be sentenced 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 say Moffa should get a two-year prison sentence for playing a key role in the conspiracy. Moffa asked for home confinement, saying he was the first to plead guilty.