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Jury finds Rowland guilty on all 7 counts; attorney vows appeal

Former Gov. John G. Rowland walks into court last week with his daughter. (Douglas Healey file photo)
Former Gov. John G. Rowland walks into court last week with his daughter.
(Douglas Healey file photo)

NEW HAVEN, Conn. – A jury convicted former governor John G. Rowland of campaign corruption Friday for conspiring to hide his involvement in two congressional campaign cycles. The jury returned guilty verdicts on all seven charges alleged by prosecutors.

The jury began deliberating Rowland’s fate Thursday afternoon after his attorneys and prosecutors made closing arguments. They mulled the evidence for another 5 hours Friday. At 2:27 p.m. Friday afternoon, a court clerk announced the jury had reached a verdict.

Rowland stood and members of his family wept as the jury’s foreman read the guilty verdicts aloud in the courtroom.

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3 responses to “Jury finds Rowland guilty on all 7 counts; attorney vows appeal”

  1. Oldtimer

    Too bad. Rowland is a smart guy who knew exactly what he was doing, but took a chance and got caught. With a prior conviction, he is not likely to get much of a break from the court this time. Appeals will probably be a waste of time and money. That combination of greed and thinking you are too smart to get caught is always dangerous.

  2. Joe

    The connecticut democrat machine and their press flunkies are determined to send a republican governor to jail for 50 years for a $50,000 dollar crime. FIFTY YEARS!

    But democrat governor Corzine doesn’t even have to go to court even though he stole $500 million, $FIVE HUNDRED MILLION!

    Democrats are hypocrites and they’re mean.

  3. One and Done.

    And we all know there is no one in Hartford anywhere that has their job because of political favors, right?
    .
    Give me a break already. Rowland was stupid, but guilty of being Republican in a deep blue state with prosecutors that still carried a vendetta for his short jail sentence last time.
    .
    While we are at it, let’s look at every single politicians spouse, children, etc… and see exactly who they work for. There wouldn’t be a prison large enough to house all of them.

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