Jury Convicts Former Connecticut Gov. John Rowland
A federal jury has convicted former Connecticut Gov. John G. Rowland on charges that he conspired to be paid for work on two political campaigns while disguising those payments in business deals.
It is the second felony conviction for Rowland, who resigned as governor a decade ago in a scandal over illegal gifts he received while in office.
Prosecutors say Rowland was paid $35,000 to work on the 2012 campaign of Republican congressional candidate Lisa Wilson-Foley and conspired to hide those payments through a consulting contract with a business owned by her husband. They say he tried to strike a similar deal with another candidate in 2010.
Rowland, who had rebuilt his life as a radio show host after serving 10 months in prison, now faces the possibility of several years behind bars.
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