Former House Speaker Chris Donovan of Meriden, once a lock for 5th District congressman but whose political career was ended by federal fund-raising investigation, is finally off the hook.

Here is the copy of a letter received by Donovan’s attorney and just released:


Shelley R. Sadin
Quinnipiac University School of Law
275 Mount Carmel Avenue
Hamden, Connecticut 06518
Re: Christopher G. Donovan
Dear Attorney Sadin:
You have asked this Office to provide you with the status of a federal
criminal investigation of your client, Christopher G. Donovan, and the financing
of his campaign for election to the United States House of Representatives in 2011
and 2012. Please be advised that the investigation is now closed and, based on
information and evidence currently available to the Government, this Office wilt
not seek to charge your client with violations of federal criminal law in connection
with that investigation.
Very truly yours,

This brief statement from Donovan:

“The investigation is over. I look forward to continuing my efforts to advocate for a fair and just