Former Connecticut Governor, WTIC Host John Rowland Convicted In Campaign Finance Case
September 22, 2014 at 4:00 AM (PT)
Former CONNECTICUT Governor and CBS RADIO News-Talk WTIC-A/HARTFORD talk show host JOHN ROWLAND has been convicted on all seven counts in his trial on campaign finance conspiracy and obstruction of justice charges.
Among the allegations, ROWLAND was accused of using his show to help his consulting client, Congressional candidate LISA WILSON-FOLEY, in her campaign and offering to do the same for another candidate, MARK GREENBERG, who testified that he was asked to pay for ROWLAND's services through GREENBERG's animal rescue group. ROWLAND's defense said that he had volunteered to help WILSON-FOLEY's campaign and did consulting work for her husband's nursing home business.
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.
Sentencing will occur after an exchange of pre-sentence reports and sentencing memorandums with the final deadline for responses to the latter due DECEMBER 6th.