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Candidate's Husband: I Hid Rowland Campaign Work


The key prosecution witness at John Rowland's conspiracy trial says he hired the former Connecticut governor as a consultant for his wife's 2012 congressional campaign and hid the deal in a contract for his nursing home company.Brian Foley testified Monday that Rowland understood the agreement, sending an email that read, "I get it."

Foley also testified that to make the consulting deal look legitimate, he only publicly discussed with Rowland the health care consulting work he could do for the company — dealing with issues such as the state health care system and union contracts.

Rowland is charged with obstruction of justice and conspiring with Foley and Lisa Wilson-Foley to violate campaign finance laws by failing to report $35,000 in payments for election work.

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Jim is WAMC’s Assistant News Director and hosts WAMC's flagship news programs: Midday Magazine, Northeast Report and Northeast Report Late Edition. Email: jlevulis@wamc.org
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