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Rowland, Corrupt Former Governor, Back To BOP #15623-014

September 27th, 2016 · 3 Comments · News and Events

John Rowland

Former Connecticut Gov. John Rowland with his wife Patricia last March outside a federal appeals court in New York. Rowland lost that appeal and dropped a follow-up appeal to the United States Supreme. He reported Monday to a federal prison in New York state, retaining his earlier ID number: 15623-014. Photo: Neil Vigdor, Hearst Connecticut Media

At least he got his old number back. Did he disappoint his old cellies from PA? From Ken Dixon, CT Post:

Rowland’s bid to overturn a 30-month prison sentence for campaign fraud was a long shot for the former popular governor, who resigned in the middle of his third four-year term in 2004 amid a pay-to-play investigation that led to massive changes in the state’s campaign-finance system and his first stint, a 10-month sentence, in a federal prison camp in Loretto, Pa.

In June, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 2nd Circuit in New York City rejected Rowland’s appeal of U.S. District Court Judge Janet Bond Arterton’s March, 2015 sentence, charging that the federal Justice Department improperly prosecuted him for working behind the scenes for the failed 5th District congressional campaign of Republican Lisa Wilson-Foley in 2012. A jury found Rowland guilty of campaign fraud, conspiracy and obstruction of justice on September 19, 2014.

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  • Frank Gyure

    Who cares?

  • Frank the Cabana Boy

    I think the point is our Mayor would do well to study this playbook. Read it, learn it, make better choices. So far it looks like our Mayor will keep heading down the shortcut road that leads right back to the hoosegow.

    We all wish this were not the pervasive perception, but it’s creeping into neighborhoods like a low-altitude crawling eye fog.

    Please stop making choices to cover bad choices, Mayor. Start fixing it now.

  • The Bridgeport Kid

    At least he gets to use his old BOP number. Might even have seniority in the chow line.

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