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Eyebrows raised over gift in Plainville

Posted by Ralph Ranalli June 15, 2007 08:33 AM

PLAINVILLE

Maryelayna "Robin" Pollack, who failed in a bid to unseat Selectwoman Andrea Soucy in Aprilís town election, is questioning a contribution Soucy received during the campaign.

Pollack said that a $250 gift from developer Gerard C. Lorusso creates a conflict of interest. "I donít know if itís a legal conflict, but I would say itís an ethical conflict," Pollack said. Soucy has sat on the board since 1990 and had not raised funds for any of her previous campaigns.

She said volunteers raised the money and that she didnít personally ask anyone for contributions. "I donít think it creates a conflict to take $250 from somebody [once] in 17 years," Soucy said.

Ė Calvin Hennick

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