Prosecutors: John Rowland Used WTIC Show For Political Purposes
July 10, 2014 at 4:37 AM (PT)
Prosecutors in the trial of former CONNECTICUT Governor JOHN ROWLAND will allege that he used his show on CBS RADIO News-Talk WTIC-A/HARTFORD to push his consulting client, Congressional candidate LISA WILSON-FOLEY, in her campaign.
The HARTFORD COURANT reports that prosecutors laid out their case in legal papers filed in advance of the trial, and will use testimony from Superior Court Judge ANDREW RORABACK, who was one of the primary election candidates against WILSON-FOLEY in 2011-12, to make their case. RORABACK alleges that he was booked on ROWLAND's show but the appearance turned out to be a "pre-arranged and calculated attack" and a "political ambush" paid for by WILSON-FOLEY's husband BRIAN FOLEY.
ROWLAND worked for WTIC from 2004, after his prison term for corruption, through APRIL 2014, a week before his indictment for conspiracy and obstruction of justice related to his political consulting activities.