A Hartford Superior Court jury convicted former state senator Ernie Newton on three of the criminal counts against him.
It will take at least the rest of the month to resolve legal issues that delayed former governor John Rowland’s sentencing.
Federal prosecutors are defending their motives for prosecuting the conspiracy case against former Gov. John Rowland and former Republican congressional candidate Lisa Wilson-Foley.
Sentencing has been delayed for former governor John Rowland.
Federal prosecutors are recommending a 10-month prison sentence for a Republican former congressional candidate convicted in a scheme to hide consulting payments to ex-Gov. John Rowland.
Former Connecticut Gov. John G. Rowland should spend more than three years in prison for scheming to hide payment for work on congressional political campaigns, federal prosecutors say, arguing the twice-convicted felon has demonstrated a “troubling disrespect for the law.”
With outside groups spending nearly $17 million on Connecticut’s tight governor’s race, state lawmakers are considering what can be done to reduce the influence of third party money on future state campaigns.
Republican legislative leaders are accusing Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and the Democrats of trying to circumvent Connecticut’s campaign finance laws and spend restricted contributions from state contractors.
A jury is scheduled to hear closing arguments in the federal trial of former Connecticut Gov. John G. Rowland, who is accused of conspiring to be paid for work on two political campaigns while disguising those payments in business deals.
John Rowland’s defense team today is trying to establish that the former governor did real consulting work at a nursing home company, and therefore was not illegally paid for secret work on a congressional campaign.