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Rowland guilty on all counts, but lawyer vows appeal

John G. Rowland departs with wife, Patty, and daughters after guilty verdict.

NEW HAVEN -- A jury in U.S. District Court convicted former Gov. John G. Rowland on Friday on charges arising from what the government described as a scheme to solicit two congressional campaigns in 2010 and 2012 to secretly pay him as a political consultant in violation of U.S. campaign finance laws. Continue Reading →

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Rowland’s fate placed in the jury’s hands

John G. Rowland and wife, Patty, led by his two daughters as the trial opened.

NEW HAVEN – The case against former Gov. John G. Rowland went to the jury at 3:37 p.m. Thursday after a day of argument about whether Rowland, the political wunderkind who became a felon, conspired to illegally hide work for a congressional candidate by accepting a consulting contract from her husband’s company. Continue Reading →

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Bolden nomination to U.S. court advances despite GOP opposition

Victor A. Bolden

Saying he is an “activist” who would not interpret the law without bias, a key Republican lawmaker led GOP opposition Thursday to the nomination of New Haven Corporation Counsel Victor Allen Bolden as a U.S. District court judge for Connecticut. Nonetheless, Bolden’s nomination was reported out of the Senate Judiciary Committee on a party-line 10-8 vote. Continue Reading →

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Feds provide $161 million toward replacing balky Norwalk rail bridge

The swing bridge shown in the open position over the Norwalk River

The federal government Wednesday awarded Connecticut a competitive grant of $161 million toward replacement of the 118-year-old Walk Bridge in Norwalk, a movable bridge whose failure in the open position halted Metro-North and Amtrak traffic twice this year on one of the busiest rail corridors in the U.S. Continue Reading →

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