Former Governor, WTIC Host John Rowland Indicted
April 11, 2014 at 4:20 AM (PT)
Former CONNECTICUT Governor and CBS RADIO Talk WTIC-A/HARTFORD host JOHN ROWLAND has been indicted in the federal election campaign financing scandal that led to his exit from the station earlier this year (NET NEWS 4/4), reports the HARTFORD COURANT.
ROWLAND has been charged with taking $35,000 for offering political advice in secret to Congressional candidate LISA WILSON-FOLEY using a sham consulting contract and making a similar offer to another candidate, named by the COURANT as MARK GREENBERG, who rejected the offer. The indictment by the U.S. Attorney's Office alleges that ROWLAND "sought to prevent actual campaign contributions and expenditures from being reported" to the FEC by disguising the deals, in WILSON-FOLEY's case as a contract to work as a consultant for her APPLE REHAB chain, and in GREENBERG's case as an employment contract with an animal shelter operated by GREENBERG.
ROWLAND, who faces two counts each of falsifying records in a federal investigation, false statements to the FEC, and causing illegal campaign contributions, and one count of conspiracy, has previously served 10 months in prison for political corruption.