HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The Connecticut Elections Enforcement Commission is referring a case involving whether state Rep. Christine Ayala fraudulently voted to the Chief State's Attorney's office for a criminal investigation.
The panel on Wednesday recommended the Chief State's Attorney review whether the Democrat committed five election-related crimes.
A commission investigation found Ayala falsely registered to vote in July 2009 at a Bridgeport address where she's not a bona fide resident. She remained registered at that address until January 2013 and voted in nine primaries and elections. She also applied for public campaign financing from that address.
A message was left seeking comment with Ayala's legislative office.
House Speaker Brendan Sharkey removed Ayala Wednesday from her legislative committee assignments.
In June, Ayala pleaded no contest to motor vehicle charges stemming from a hit-and-run accident.
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