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Ex-Mass. Treasurer Got Fundraising Advice From Goldman Exec

A former Goldman Sachs executive wrote e-mails to former state Treasurer Timothy Cahill giving him advice on fund raising and strategy during his campaign for governor.

The e-mails are the subject of a Securities and Exchange Commission investigation. Regulations restrict public finance bankers from contributing, either financially or through in-kind work, to political candidates and elected officials who issue public bonds.

The disclosures are contained in documents Goldman vice president Neil Morrison sent to Cahill and his staff and obtained by The Boston Globe through a public records request.

Morrison joined Goldman Sachs in 2006 after serving as a top aide to Cahill.

Morrison denies any connection between his dealings with Cahill and his role at Goldman Sachs.

Cahill's lawyer says Cahill never responded to the e-mails and there were no violations.

This program aired on March 11, 2011. The audio for this program is not available.

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