Just in case you do not think that I can smell corruption, this is just a small taste of corruption in my old state and around New England.
Remember I say that I love the land?
Former governor John G. Rowland leaves the federal courthouse in Hartford with his wife, Patty, left, following the guilty verdict Friday, Sept. 19, 2014.
NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — A federal jury has convicted former Connecticut Gov. John G. Rowland on charges that he conspired to be paid for work on two political campaigns while disguising those payments in business deals.
It is the second felony conviction for Rowland, who resigned as governor a decade ago in a scandal over illegal gifts he received while in office.
Prosecutors say Rowland was paid $35,000 to work on the 2012 campaign of Republican congressional candidate Lisa Wilson-Foley and conspired to hide those payments through a consulting contract with a business owned by her husband. They say he tried to strike a similar deal with another candidate in 2010.
Rowland, who had rebuilt his life as a radio show host after serving 10 months in prison, now faces the possibility of several years behind bars.
Another very large reason why thousands of my people are not recognized by that state.