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Notary Who Forged For State Senator Resigns

CONNECTICUT  A New Haven Notary lost her commission for falsifying then notarizing signatures on campaign documents for a veteran state senator.

The senator, Joseph J. Crisco Jr., also admitted to forging other peoples signatures and was slapped with a $4,000 fine.

Concetta M. Coppola falsified, then notarized, the signature of her employer, Robert Goodman, on financial forms, according to the State Elections and Enforcement Commission (SEEC). Goodman ostensibly was Criscos campaign treasurer, but the job was in name only. In fact, Crisco served as his own treasurer.

Crisco, 73, admitted to forging the signatures of his wife and Goodman to documents while unsuccessfully applying for $85,000 in taxpayer-funded campaign support for his 2008 re-election bid.

The SEEC levied the fine against Crisco and recommended that the Secretary of State revoke Coppolas Notary commission.

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