If Dan Roberti Told the Truth, He’s Broke. Whither His Student Loan?
If Democrat Dan Roberti’s 2011 financial disclosure is accurate, the mysteriously affluent candidate in the 5th Congressional District is broke. He disclosed his assets last year as having a value between $430,000 and $950,000. Today, according to Rick Green, Roberti, raised by a single mother who worked as a school teacher, put another $200,000 into his campaign. That raises the 29 year old’s contribution to $785,000. Roberti’s disclosed assets would have had to have been at the upper range of each tier of the financial disclosure for the 29 year old to have anything left. Other explanations: He did not accurately disclose the value of his assets in 2011, hoping to keep himself out of the $1 million range for rhetorical purposes. He might have received gifts from his wealthy lobbyist father, the notorious Vincent Roberti, once of Bridgeport, Connecticut, or the value of his assets might have exploded.
We don’t know because Roberti’s failure to file a 2012 financial disclosure statement required of candidates for the House of Representatives adds to the mystery and suspicion. Roberti, who moved from a Central Park South penthouse to Kent, Connecticut to run for Congress, has received an extension to file a 2012 financial statement to August 13th, the day before he faces Democrats Christopher Donovan and Elizabeth Esty in the Democratic primary.
Perhaps someone should have a quiet word with Roberti to remind him that his last financial disclosure shows he still owes on his student loan. Wouldn’t want to default on that in order to send more brochures to prime Democratic voters.