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Jury selection in Rowland case begins

HARTFORD, Conn. – Facing charges that he violated campaign finance laws, former Gov. John Rowland’s defense team and prosecutors began vetting potential jurors Tuesday for a trial set to begin next month.

Rowland, who previously served 10 months in federal prison on a conspiracy charge after resigning the governor’s office in 2004, is facing charges relating to consulting work he performed for Lisa Wilson-Foley, who was a candidate in the 5th Congressional District in 2012.

That work and Rowland’s $35,000 compensation weren’t reported to election regulators. The charges also stem from unsuccessful attempts by the former governor to engage another candidate, Mark Greenberg, in similar scheme in 2009.

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