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Dannel P. Malloy’s 2014 re-election. The State Elections Enforcement Commission on Friday dismissed Herbst’s 2016 complaint, after the firm of Silver, Golub & Teitell, LLC showed it billed the party for nearly $30,000 in services, of which more than $25,000 in related legal expenses remains unpaid. The firm said that some of its services for the Democratic State Central Committee, or DSCC, were voluntary under state election law. “My representation of the DSCC is, in fact, ongoing,” said David Golub. Golub represented state Democrats in a case involving their use of money from the party’s federal account for Malloy’s re-election. The transfer of those funds was prohibited because they included contributions from state contractors who are banned under the state’s clean elections law from giving to statewide candidates and because Malloy accepted $6.4 million in public campaign financing with the pledge of foregoing all other money. The state Democrats, in a June 2016 agreement, promised to avoid such funding transfers in the future, and pay the SEEC a $325,000 fine. Herbst then filed a complaint charging that the Democrats essentially received an unlawful benefit from the law firm and Golub. A total of $4,704.59 was paid by the DSCC to the firm, for a court reporter, video depositions and other costs, but the $25,248.28 remains unpaid.
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