Former Republican Governor of Connecticut John Rowland Found Guilty on All 7 Counts, Including Illegal Campaign Contributions, His Second Federal Conviction

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    Sep 19, 2014 9:30 PM GMT
    The conviction comes 10 years after Rowland, a Republican who also served in the House of Representatives, stepped down as governor amid an earlier corruption investigation that sent him to federal prison for 10 months.

    On Friday, he was convicted in New Haven federal court of one count of conspiracy, two counts of falsification of records, one count of false statements, one count of false statements, two counts of illegal campaign contributions.

    Rowland could serve up to 57 years in prison, but his lead attorney said Friday afternoon that the former governor plans to appeal the verdict
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    http://www.nbcconnecticut.com/news/politics/Verdict-Reached-in-Rowland-Case-275801471.html
  • tazzari

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    Sep 19, 2014 10:52 PM GMT
    Great! Now he can either become a lobbyist, or run for president. Lucrative book deals are a foregone.

    (Cue in rabid feeding frenzy from the lawyers... )
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    Sep 19, 2014 10:57 PM GMT
    tazzari saidGreat! Now he can either become a lobbyist, or run for president. Lucrative book deals are a foregone.

    (Cue in rabid feeding frenzy from the lawyers... )

    Don't forget also a Fox News analyst, and a frequent guest on conservative talk radio. The latest hero/martyr of the Right! His career is guaranteed!
  • roadbikeRob

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    Sep 21, 2014 2:46 PM GMT

    I am surprised that SouthBeach isn't on here trying to defend this disgraced Republican from Connecticuticon_biggrin.gif
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    Sep 21, 2014 3:19 PM GMT
    roadbikeRob said
    I am surprised that SouthBeach isn't on here trying to defend this disgraced Republican from Connecticuticon_biggrin.gif


    Give the idiot time.
    He's probably just crawling out from under his rock scouring for something on his favorite jerk off topic - OBAMA
  • KissTheSky

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    Sep 21, 2014 10:01 PM GMT
    Maybe Rowland can share a jail cell with recently-convicted Republican governor McDonnell of Virginia. When he was in office he never missed a chance to tell everyone that Gay Americans should be treated as second-class citizens. Now he's about to be sentenced to prison, along with his shrewish wife, also a convicted criminal.
    Karma is a bitch, isn't it?
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    Sep 22, 2014 2:18 AM GMT
    KissTheSky saidMaybe Rowland can share a jail cell with recently-convicted Republican governor McDonnell of Virginia. When he was in office he never missed a chance to tell everyone that Gay Americans should be treated as second-class citizens. Now he's about to be sentenced to prison, along with his shrewish wife, also a convicted criminal.
    Karma is a bitch, isn't it?
    How can we forget about that right wing dimwit from Texas, Rick Perry. Isn't he in some serious legal trouble right nowicon_question.gif
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    Sep 22, 2014 2:31 PM GMT
    roadbikeRob said
    KissTheSky saidMaybe Rowland can share a jail cell with recently-convicted Republican governor McDonnell of Virginia. When he was in office he never missed a chance to tell everyone that Gay Americans should be treated as second-class citizens. Now he's about to be sentenced to prison, along with his shrewish wife, also a convicted criminal.
    Karma is a bitch, isn't it?
    How can we forget about that right wing dimwit from Texas, Rick Perry. Isn't he in some serious legal trouble right nowicon_question.gif

    Yes, Perry's under indictment by a local county prosecutor, for having cut off operating funds. But he'll beat that, a rather weak case.

    Oddly, though, apparently even in Texas he has to surrender his personal firearms while under inditement.