Christopher Mattei

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Wilson-Foley given 5-month jail term

From left, Andrew Roraback, Justin Bernier, Lisa Wilson-Foley, Mike Clark and Mark Greenberg.

Lisa Wilson-Foley, a wealthy protégée whom ex-Gov. John G. Rowland liked to call “grasshopper” as he tutored her behind-the-scenes on the art of politics, will be following her mentor straight to prison for her role in the botched business scheme they engineered with her husband to help her win a U.S. Congressional seat. Continue Reading →

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Brian Foley gets 3 months in halfway house in Rowland case

Brian Foley at federal court in New Haven for his sentencing Friday.

Brian Foley, the millionaire who illegally bought the consulting services of former Gov. John G. Rowland for his wife’s congressional campaign, then became a crucial witness against Rowland to save himself and his family, was sentenced Friday to probation, a $30,000 fine and three months in a halfway house. Continue Reading →

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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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