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Entries Tagged as 'John Rowland'

Rowland Pinched For Consulting Scam

April 10th, 2014 · 3 Comments · News and Events

From the U. S. Attorney’s Office: The United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut and the United States Postal Inspection Service announced that a federal grand jury in New Haven returned a seven-count indictment today charging JOHN G. ROWLAND, 56, of Middlebury, with offenses stemming from his efforts to conceal the extent of his […]

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Bridgeport’s Peculiar Politics, The Ernie Newton Case

March 29th, 2014 · 10 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, State Politics

The news coming out of Hartford Superior Court the other day wasn’t all bad for former State Senator Ernie Newton. The judge hearing the state criminal complaint against Newton, alleging he falsified $500 in campaign donations to trigger an $80,000 public grant for his State Senate race two years ago, didn’t throw out the case […]

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Newton Awaits Possible Trial Date, Will Likely Seek State House Seat

March 28th, 2014 · 12 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events, State Politics

Superior Court Judge Joan Alexander on Thursday rejected Ernie Newton’s court motion to dismiss criminal campaign finance charges stemming from his 2012 State Senate race, but in doing so announced prosecutors were “negligent” for not including vital facts from witnesses that could have exonerated Newton but not “reckless” in how the state pursued an arrest […]

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Money Matters–The Public Financing Campaign Windfall

January 19th, 2014 · 2 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events, State Politics

Priceless piece from Hearst Newspapers political reporter Neil Vigdor about the enticement of public moolah for state election campaigns. Connecticut’s Citizens Election Program of publicly funded campaigns will eclipse $50 million in public grants with this year’s gubernatorial cycle since the start of the program following the fallout from former Governor John Rowland’s conviction on corruption charges. […]

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Ernie Newton’s Legal Challenges Break New Ground For State

January 14th, 2013 · 13 Comments · Analysis and Comment, News and Events

Former State Senator Ernie Newton will enter a not guilty plea Thursday morning at a scheduled hearing involving state charges that accuse him of manipulating $500 in campaign contributions to qualify for roughly $80,000 in public financing for his attempt to regain his old state senate seat last August. This is new territory for state […]

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Darnell Crosland Defends Ernie Newton In Crosshairs Of Legal Challenges

January 6th, 2013 · 2 Comments · Analysis and Comment

Darnell Crosland lacks the profile of prominent Connecticut criminal defense attorneys such as Hugh Keefe, Willie Dow, Andy Bowman and Norm Pattis, but his name recognition will certainly grow representing former State Senator Ernie Newton, a media lightning rod, charged last Friday with state election violations. Crosland, recently elected president of the Norwalk chapter of […]

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Rell, Show Horse; Malloy, Work Horse–A Study In Contrasts

November 21st, 2012 · 10 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Cops, Development and Zoning

When she was governor, Jodi Rell’s idea of economic development for the state’s largest city was a prison on the Upper East Side. Such vision. Angry city residents led by then State Rep. Chris Caruso defeated the measure with protests, vigils, news conferences and a reasoned declaration that Bridgeport already has enough of that sort […]

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