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BRADDOCK, Et Al Ss Indictment

BRADDOCK, Et Al Ss Indictment

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SUPERSEDINGNDICTMENTThe GrandJurycharges:GENERALALLEGATIONSAt all timeselevanto thisSupersedingndictment:The ConnecticutGeneralAssemblyl.The ConnecticutGeneralAssembly"CGA")was apolitical sub-divisionwithinthe StateofConnecticut,onstitutinghelegislativebranchofConnecticut'stategovemment.The CGAwas composedf twochambers:heHouseofRepresentativesndheSenate.TheCGA's2012 egislativeessionommencednFebruary,2012andended nMay9,2012,Roll Your OwnSmokeShops2.RollYour Own("RYO")smokeshopswereretail businessesperatingntheStateof Connecticutandelsewhere,whichsoldloose smokingobaccoandcigarette-rollingmaterials.Thesetemsweresubjecto Connecticut'salesax. RYOsmokehopslsoofferedcustomershe optionofpayinga "rental"fee oinsert he ooseobaccoandherolling materials
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intoa RYOmachine,whichwas capableof rapidlyrollinglarge quantitiesofcigarettes.Customersid not paya taxontheRYOcigaretteswhenrolledbytheRyOmachines,ncontrastocigarettes urchasedver-the-counter.TheRYOLitigation3.InAugust2011,theStateof ConnecticutappliedforanorderpermanentlyenjoiningheRYOsmokeshopsromoperatingRYOmachines,whichthe StatearguedweretobaccomanufacturingevicesnderConnecticutaw(the"RYOLitigation").AccordingotheStateofConnecticut,heRYO smokeshopownerswere notcomplyingwith healthandsafetyregulationsnd a specificax regimegovemingownersandoperatorsftobaccomanufacturingdevices.4.OnFebruary4,2012,he ConnecticutuperiorCourt ssuedMemorandumfDecisionnthe RYOLitigation.The Courtruledthat,subjectocertainrestrictions,RYOmachineswerenottobaccomanufacturingevices,andthatRYO smokeshopownerscouldcontinueooperateRYOmachineswithoutbeingsubjecto the healthand safetyegulationsndtax regimegoverningobaccomanufacturingevices.TheRYOLegislation5. OnApril3,2012, heCGA'sJointCommitteen Finance,evenuendBonding(the"FinanceCommittee")voted n favorof a"JointFavorableSubstitute"evisiono SenateBill357,an ActConcerningVariousStatutesRelatedo theDepartmentf.RevenueServices(the"RYO Legislation").If enacted,he RYOLegislationwould haveeffectivelyovertumedheConnecticutuperiorourt'suling nthe RYOLitigation6y deemingRYO smokehopownerstobe tobaccomanufacturersnderConnecticutaw,a designationhat wouldhavesubjectedRYo smokeshopownersoa substantialicensingee andax increase.
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6.OnMay9,2012,theCGA's2012legislativesessionended.TheRyOLegislationasnotcalledoravotebyeitherhamberf thecGA.Relevantndividuals7.PublicOfficialNumberIwasa memberoftheCGAanda candidateorelectiontotheUnitedStatesHouseof Representatives.8.ROBERTBRADDOCK,JR.("BRADDOCK")wasa residentofMeriden,Connecticutnd heFinanceDirectorforPublicOfficialNumberI'scampaigrorelectionotheUnitedstatesHouseof Representativesthe"campaign committee,').9.BENJAMINHOGAN,a.k.a."Benny"("HOGAN"),wasa residentofSouthington,Connecticutnd anemployeef SmokeHouseTobacco,a RyOsmokeshopwithtwo locationsnWaterbury,Connecticut.10.DAVIDMOFFA,a.k.a.Moff'and"Buffalo"("MOFFA"),wasa residentfMiddlebury,Connecticutnd he formerPresidentfthe AmericanFederationfState,CountyandMunicipalEmployees,ocal387, representingmployeesf theConnecticutDepartmentfCorrection.I l.DANIELMONTEIRO ("MONTEIRO")wasaresidentf Wolcott,Connecticutandan ownerof a companyocatednWaterbury,Connecticut.12.JOSHUANASSI('NASSI")wasaresidentof Hartford,ConnecticutndtheCampaignManagerortheCampaignCommittee.13.PAULROGERS,a.k.a.Paulie"("ROGERS"),wasaresidentofWatertown,Connecticut,nda co-ownerfSmokeHouseobacco.14.GEORGETIRADO("TIRADO")wasa residentof Waterbury,Connecticutndaco-ownerf SmokeHouseTobacco.
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