Former Governor John Rowland Will Get Early Release from Prison
Not once, but twice convicted felon former Governor Rowand will be released from federal prison in May of 2018.
According to the Hartford Courant, former Connecticut Governor, John Rowland will only serve 19 months of his 30 month prison sentence for campaign fraud, conspiracy and obstruction of justice in 2014. In January of 2004 an official investigation began into charges of corruption and whether impeachment proceedings were going to be brought. Rowland resigned from office in July of 2004.
Rowland was also involved in a campaign fee scandal with Lisa Wilson-Foley in March 2014. He was convicted of hiding money he had made from consulting work. In September of 2014, Rowland was convicted on federal charges and sentenced to 30 months in prison. He will be released on May 27, 2018.
So what do you say we take a look at some of the other crooked Connecticut politicians.
** 2010 - Mayor of Hartford, Eddie Perez - 8 years for corruption
** 2003 - Mayor of Bridgeport, Joe Ganim - Found guilty of receiving kick-backs from city contractors to the tune of $500,000 - Voted back into office after release from prison.
** 2001 - Mayor of Waterbury, Philip Giordano - Found guilty of using his cell phone to arrange sexual contacts with children - Serving 37 years in prison
** 1999 - State Treasurer, Paul Silvester - 21 months in prison for racketeering and money laundering.