Reid H. Weingarten

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Rowland makes bid to avoid up to 37 months in prison

John G. Rowland is using testimonials from his daughters and stepson, wife and ex-wife, the minister who served as his radio co-host, and others in a bid to convince a federal judge to disregard a probation officer’s calculation that sentencing guidelines call for the former governor to be returned to prison for up to 37 months. 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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Rowland attacks federal indictment, ‘poisonous’ publicity

The media awaited Rowland after his arraignment. His lawyer says the publicity is toxic.

Attorneys for John G. Rowland sought the dismissal Tuesday of the criminal indictment accusing the former Republican governor of conspiring to act as a secret paid consultant to the congressional campaign of Lisa Wilson-Foley in 2012. If that fails, they also want a closer examination of prospective jurors to guard against “poisonous” pre-trial publicity. Continue Reading →

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