Courant story says Donovan staff lawyer gave inside information to campaign head

A story in Saturday’s Hartford Courant says that Laura Jordan, House Speaker Christopher Donovan’s staff lawyer, gave information about roll-year-own cigarette legislation to Joshua Nassi, Donovan’s former campaign manager.

Nassi was one of three campaign staff members fired by Donovan in May when the scandal involving campaign donations tied to legislation first broke. That was when the FBI arrested Donovan’s chief fundraiser.

Attributing the information to sources, the story by reporter Jon Lender indicates that a top legislative aide to Donovan and Nassi exchanged information about legislation and that she apparently tried to influence legislation.