Rowland’s defense gets emails into evidence on eve of trial

NEW HAVEN, Conn. – The day before former Gov. John G. Rowland’s second corruption trial began, U.S. District Judge Janet Arterton handed his attorneys a victory when she allowed seven accidentally-disclosed, privileged emails to become evidence.

The emails were between Brian Foley, the husband of congressional candidate Lisa Wilson-Foley, and his lawyers, who were helping him to turn himself in to authorities.

Foley and Wilson-Foley pleaded guilty at the end of March to campaign finance violations. The two haven’t been sentenced, but they pleaded guilty to attempting to conceal $35,000 in payments to the ex-governor in 2011 and 2012 through Foley’s nursing home chain. At the same time, Rowland started working on Wilson-Foley’s campaign, but was never paid by the campaign.

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