Former Governor, WTIC/Hartford Host John Rowland Loses Appeal Of Corruption Sentence
June 20, 2016 at 4:16 AM (PT)
Former CONNECTICUT Governor and CBS RADIO News-Talk WTIC-A/HARTFORD host JOHN ROWLAND has lost his appeal to the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in the Second Circuit of corruption convictions and is closet to having to serve his 30-month prison sentence, reports the HARTFORD COURANT.
The court upheld his 2014 conviction, sentence, and $35,000 fine for campaign finance conspiracy and obstruction of justice violations, including the use of his talk show to promote LISA WILSON-FOLEY's Congressional campaign.
ROWLAND, who served a prison term for corruption before joining WTIC, was convicted of taking payments from WILSON-FOLEY and trying to do the same from MARK GREENBERG for nonexistent "consulting work" on their Congressional campaigns, using the radio show to promote WILSON-FOLEY's campaign while funneling payments through WILSON-FOLEY's nursing home business and proposing to do the same for GREENBERG for payments directed through GREENBERG's animal rescue organization.