A former executive at Winn Management Co. — one of the most prominent operators of large properties in Greater Boston — was charged Tuesday by federal authorities with hiding the source of contributions to numerous candidates for local, state and federal office.
Prosecutors in U.S. Attorney Carmen Ortiz's office alleged Martin Raffol solicited the campaign contributions from vendors and then passed checks on to at least one superior who bundled them and gave the money to elected officials in the hope of receiving various forms of favorable treatment.
The alleged recipients of the donations reads like a who's who of Massachusetts politics. The list includes U.S. Rep. Barney Frank (D-Newton), U.S. Rep. Steven Lynch (D-South Boston) and U.S. Rep. William Delahunt (D-Weymouth).
There is no indication in the charges that Winn executives got the favorable treatment they were seeking.