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Brian Foley: a crucial witness — and indulgent political spouse

NEW HAVEN – It seemed there was little that Brian Foley, wealthy owner of a nursing home chain, wouldn’t do to support the congressional ambitions of his wife, Lisa Wilson-Foley. He made an illegal $500,000 contribution, then used his children, sister, niece and nephew as conduits to further evade contribution limits. And, he testified Monday, he concocted the plan to secretly hire former Gov. John G. Rowland as a campaign consultant.

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Co-conspirators’ guilty pleas make John Rowland a target

Lisa Wilson-Foley and her husband, Brian Foley, pleaded guilty Monday to a federal conspiracy charge stemming from what they said was an effort to conceal $35,000 in payments to former Gov. John G. Rowland for help with Wilson-Foley’s unsuccessful congressional campaign in 2012. Rowland, now a host on WTIC-AM, was identified as a co-conspirator, meaning he’s the target of a federal corruption investigation for the second time in a decade.

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The small, small world of John Rowland

The campaign of congressional candidate Mark Greenberg says that former Gov. John G. Rowland offered political consulting services before Greenberg ran in 2010, but he wanted to be paid through the candidate’s nonprofit animal shelter — not the campaign. The story, which was first reported by the Register-Citizen and confirmed by Greenberg spokesman Chris Cooper, […]