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Former Bridgeport Rep. Ayala Barred From Seeking Office After Guilty Plea

Christina “Tita” Ayala
Christina “Tita” Ayala Photo Credit: Contributed

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. -- Former Bridgeport State Rep. Christina “Tita” Ayala is prohibited from seeking elective office for two years under terms of her guilty pleas last week to two criminal counts.

Ayala, 31, pleaded guilty in Bridgeport Superior Court to providing a false statement and was sentenced to a year in prison, execution suspended, and two years of conditional discharge.

The condition of the discharge ordered by Judge Earl B. Richards III is that Ayala not run for public office during the two-year period. Ayala pleaded guilty to providing false statements to the State Elections Enforcement Commission during its investigation into allegations that she had voted in districts where she did not reside.

Ayala was elected to the Connecticut House of Representatives in 2012 and was defeated in a primary when she sought the Democratic nomination to seek re-election in 2014.

The case was referred to the Office of the Chief State’s Attorney by the Elections Enforcement Commission and prosecuted by the Statewide Prosecution Bureau in the Office of the Chief State’s Attorney.

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