HARTFORD, Conn. –High-priced attorneys hired by former Gov. John G. Rowland believe the seven count federal indictment against him for consulting work that wasn’t reported to election regulators should be tossed.
Reid Weingarten, William Drake, and Michelle Levin of Steptoe and Johnson picked apart each count in Tuesday’s motion to dismiss.
The attorneys argue that the consulting Rowland did for 5th Congressional District candidate Lisa Wilson-Foley wasn’t illegal. The federal government says Rowland “devised a scheme” to hide the campaign consulting work he did by contracting with a law firm that did business with Wilson-Foley’s husband Brian Foley.
Weingarten said his attorneys argue that the indictment “at most, alleges a conspiracy to conceal payments to Mr. Rowland.” But concealing a payment to a private citizen is hardly against the law.
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