Former Connecticut Gov. John Rowland Pleads Guilty to Federal Charges

Johnson, Matthew
December 2004
Bond Buyer;12/27/2004, Vol. 350 Issue 32037, p5
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The article focuses on the former Connecticut Governor John G. Rowland, who left office on July 1, 2004 amid allegations of corruption. He was pleaded guilty in December 2004 to a federal criminal charge under an agreement that will send him to prison and revoke his right to hold public office or even vote. A district court judge in New Haven, who presided over the hearings before the plea agreement was struck, did not specify the chaise that Rowland accepted, but it was reported that prosecutors and Rowland had agreed on one count of conspiracy to steal honest service, a change that carries a maximum penalty of five years in prison and/or a fine up to $250,000. Rowland's sentencing was set for March 11, 2005.


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