George Tirado, of Waterbury, a co-owner of Smoke House Tobacco and a detective in the Waterbury Police Department leaves New Haven Federal Court in New Haven Thursday after being arraigned in the fund raising scandal involving the Chris Donovan campaign. Tirado, 36, eventually pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to make false statements to the Federal Elections Commission and to impede the FEC's enforcement of federal campaign finance laws. He faces a maximum prison term of five years and a fine of up to $250,000 when he is sentenced on July 23.
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