Matter of: Commission Initiated Complaint
Connecticut General Statutes §9-622 prohibits campaign contributions that are made in the name of another. Victor Cuevas, who was a candidate for the 75th General Assembly District, asked the State Elections Enforcement Commission about contributions in the amount of $330 that were made in the name of a single individual and that allegedly were attributed to other individuals. Connecticut General Statutes §9-622 prohibits, as an illegal practice, "Any person who, directly or indirectly, individually or through another person, makes a payment or promise of payment to a campaign treasurer in a name other than the person's own, and any campaign treasurer who knowingly receives a payment or promise of payment, or enters or causes the same to be entered in the person's accounts in any other name than that of the person by whom such payment or promise of payment is made." Cuevas' report could not be corroborated, and the State Elections Enforcement Commission dismissed the complaint.