Feds accidentally disclose privileged emails in Rowland case

HARTFORD, Conn. – Federal prosecutors have asked a judge to prevent former Gov. John Rowland’s lawyers from using accidentally-disclosed privileged emails as evidence during his campaign corruption trial scheduled to begin Wednesday.

Rowland’s charges stem from allegations that he conducted work for a congressional campaign and conspired to illegally hide his compensation from elections regulators. Prosecutors say the former governor drafted up false contracts, designed to mask the reasons for his pay.

A jury has been selected to hear the case and decide whether Rowland broke the law while accepting payments from Brian Foley, the husband of former Republican congressional candidate Lisa Wilson Foley. He made a similar proposal to Mark Greenberg, another candidate who is running again this year.

The trial is set to start next week and the proceedings are expected to include testimony from the Foleys, who have pleaded guilty to related charges.

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