BRIDGEPORT A polling company owner admitted participating in a conspiracy to falsify data in order to meet deadlines for clients, which included the campaigns of President Bush, U.S. Sen. Joe Lieberman, U.S. Rep. Rosa DeLauro and Mayor John M. Fabrizi.
Tracy Costin, 46, of Madison, admitted to U.S. District Judge Janet C. Hall that she participated in a conspiracy to commit wire fraud.
Data USA boasted several political clients and also did polling for Metro-North Railroad. Ms. Costin has agreed to pay back clients for 11 jobs, but it is not known what those 11 jobs were.
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