By MICHAEL MELIA Associated Press HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ Attorneys for former Gov. John G. Rowland on Thursday asked a judge for leniency when he is sentenced for scheming to hide work for political campaigns, […]
Jury deliberations are underway in the campaign finance trial of former Governor John Rowland,
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.
But the defense claims Rowland was doing substantial, legitimate work for the nursing home company, and was volunteering for the campaign.
At John Rowland’s campaign finance trial prosecutors are trying to chip away at the former governor’s explanation of allegedly illegal payments.
A former Lisa Wilson Foley campaign operative described how John Rowland allegedly coordinated topics on his talk show, with the messages the campaign wanted to get out during the 2012 fifth district congressional primary.
Cross-examination of prosecution witness continued in New Haven Federal Court Tuesday, as lawyers for former Governor John Rowland asked nursing home operator Brian Foley about his contract with Rowland, trying to show that their client was doing legitimate consulting work. Hear reports from court from WTIC News.
A key federal witness, nursing home magnate Brian Foley, continued his testimony Monday at the campaign finance trial of former Governor John Rowland.
Hear the latest WTIC news reports from New Haven Federal Court.
Congressional candidate Mark Greenberg wrapped up his testimony Thursday at the trial of former Governor John Rowland, and a political operative and a consultant then took the stand.