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Former governor John Rowland leaves New Haven Federal Court. Photo by WTIC's Matt Dwyer.

Rowland To Remain Free Pending Appeals

A federal judge today ruled that former governor John Rowland can remain free on bond, while he appeals his criminal conviction.


John and Patty Rowland (Courtesy Paul Murnane/CBS New York/WCBS)

Ex-Gov. Rowland Sentenced to 30 Months In Campaign Scam

When former Connecticut Gov. John Rowland is sentenced for a second time, federal prosecutors are expected to urge a judge to impose a nearly four-year prison term that they said in court documents would “finally and fully” address Rowland’s “troubling personal history.”


An American flag. Photo by WTIC's Matt Dwyer.

Federal Court Employees Contribute To Replace Missing American Flag

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — A group of employees at U.S. District Court in New Haven has chipped in and bought an American flag when the federal government took too long to replace a tattered banner. The […]


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Tribe Considers Next Step In Land Battle

KENT, Conn. (AP) _ The leader of the Schaghticoke (SKAT’-ih-kohk) Tribal Nation in Kent says he’s unsure what legal actions can be taken following a federal court order concluding the tribe doesn’t have legal standing […]



Former Defense Contractor’s Employee Faces Federal Charges

A man who worked for a defense contractor in Connecticut has been charged with attempting to travel to China with stolen documents on the development of advanced titanium for U.S. military aircraft.



Defendant Pleads Guilty To Federal Murder Charge

A 21-year-old Bridgeport man has pleaded guilty to a federal charge in a drug-related homicide that occurred two years ago.


Former governor John Rowland outside New Haven Federal Court. Photo by WTIC's Matt Dwyer.

Nature Of Rowland Work At Issue In Trial

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.


Lisa Wilson-Foley and former governor John Rowland share a laugh at a fundraiser for her 2012 congressional campaign. Photo from government evidence in the Rowland trial.

Nursing Home Execs Dispute Rowland Work Claims

At John Rowland’s campaign finance trial prosecutors are trying to chip away at the former governor’s explanation of allegedly illegal payments.


Brian Foley outside New Haven Federal Court during the trial of former governor John Rowland. Photo by WTIC's Matt Dwyer.

Candidate’s Husband: I Hid Rowland Campaign Work

A key federal witness, nursing home magnate Brian Foley, continued his testimony Monday at the campaign finance trial of former Governor John Rowland.


John Rowland his wife Patty, and members of his legal team leave New Haven Federal Court. Photo by WTICs Matt Dwyer.

Campaign Manger: Hiring Rowland Like ‘Handing Opponents A Loaded Gun’

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