John Rowland

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With UConn’s campus now open, Hartford asks, ‘What’s next?’

While plenty of smaller projects are still underway, the grand opening of the University of Connecticut’s new Hartford branch campus means for the first time in more than a decade there is a lull in major redevelopment downtown. Continue Reading →

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Wilson-Foley given 5-month jail term

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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Rowland sentenced to 30 months

John Rowland has earned a second term — a second term behind bars. Rowland, a 57-year-old former Connecticut governor, received a 30-month sentence Wednesday morning in U.S. District Court in New Haven for conspiring to hide work he did for a failed 2012 Republican candidate for U.S. Congress, Lisa Wilson-Foley. Continue Reading →

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Greenberg’s candidacy takes a complicating detour

NEW HAVEN – Lots of politicians tell the press and public the truth, if not always the whole truth and nothing but the truth. But Mark Greenberg, the Republican nominee for the 5th Congressional District, may be the only candidate in this election season to actually talk about his political ambitions under oath. His status as a government witness in a high-profile corruption trial could complicate the final weeks of his third campaign for Congress. Continue Reading →

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Greenberg testifies Rowland wanted $720K to advise campaign

Updated: 4:07 p.m.
NEW HAVEN – Mark Greenberg, a Republican seeking the 5th Congressional District seat for the third time in six years, testified Wednesday in U.S. District Court that former Gov. John G. Rowland offered himself as a consultant to his first race on one unusual condition: Rowland wanted to be paid through Greenberg’s animal charity, not his campaign. His pitch: $720,000. Continue Reading →

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Rowland’s on WTIC, but day’s biggest story off limits

Updated 4:05 p.m.: Former Gov. John G. Rowland, identified in federal court Monday as a secret, illegally paid advisor to a congressional candidate, has abused his position as a radio talk show host and should be taken off the air by WTIC AM, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy said Tuesday. Rowland opened his show by placing the story off limits. Continue Reading →

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An old FBI agent gets the last word on Rowland, Wilson-Foley

It was April 30, 2012, just minutes before a congressional debate in Torrington. An angry Lisa Wilson-Foley accused Mike Clark of slandering her by questioning former Gov. John G. Rowland’s role in her campaign. “Then the debate started and we never got to complete the conversation,” Clark said Tuesday. “I guess the conversation was completed yesterday in court.” Continue Reading →

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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. Continue Reading →

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