The State Elections Enforcement Commission fined 16 members of Gov. M. Jodi Rell's administration Wednesday for illegally handing out invitations to a Rell campaign fundraiser to their subordinates.
Thirteen commissioners and three deputy commissions each agreed to pay a $500 civil penalty. The invitations to the Dec. 7 event at the Marco Polo restaurant in East Hartford were distributed to the commissioners by M. Lisa Moody, Rell's chief of staff. But Moody was not fined, because the state election law does not apply to her. Lawmakers are considering legislation that would close that loophole. (AP)
Make of it what you will. Looks like this is the end of the Moody thing, at least legally speaking. I'm sure Rell's Democratic opponents will have something to say about this: I'll update when I find out what.
"Elections commission fines 16 members of Rell administration." Associated Press 8 March, 2006.