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March 24, 2015

Former Congressional Candidate Gets 5 Months In Prison

by Jordan Fenster | March 24, 2015 12:31pm

Peter Hvizdak / New Haven Register photo Former congressional candidate Lisa Wilson-Foley was sentenced Tuesday to five months in prison for her role in a scheme to hide former Gov. John G. Rowland’s involvement in her campaign.

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March 18, 2015

Rowland Sentenced to 30 Months on Corruption Charges

by Christine Stuart | March 18, 2015 1:40pm

Arnold Gold / New Haven Register (Updated 3 p.m.) NEW HAVEN — A federal judge with a reputation for being tough on corruption decided to abide by less restrictive sentencing guidelines Wednesday when she gave former Gov. John G. Rowland 30 months in prison for hiding campaign work from election regulators.

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January 29, 2015

Republicans Look To Revise Election Laws

by Hugh McQuaid | January 29, 2015 5:35pm

Hugh McQuaid photo Republican lawmakers called Thursday for reducing the amount of money that flows into publicly financed campaigns and giving regulators more tools to investigate abuses.

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January 28, 2015

Attorney’s Notes Back Rowland Claim That Prosecutors Withheld Evidence

by Hugh McQuaid | January 28, 2015 2:23pm

CTNJ file photo Lawyers for a co-conspirator of former Gov. John Rowland cited notes Monday that aid Rowland’s claim that federal prosecutors withheld evidence before convincing a jury to find him guilty of campaign corruption.

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January 20, 2015

Election Advocates Vouch for Public Financing As Citizens United Turns Five

by Hugh McQuaid | January 20, 2015 3:43pm

Hugh McQuaid Photo Despite loopholes in Connecticut’s public campaign finance system, clean election advocates said Tuesday it still remains a model for other states to follow to reduce the influence of money in politics.

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January 19, 2015

Sentencing for Rowland Co-Conspirator Postponed Again

by Christine Stuart | January 19, 2015 6:30am

CTNJ file photo A federal judge on Sunday indefinitely postponed the sentencing for a former congressional candidate involved in a campaign finance scandal that led to the second conviction of former Gov. John G. Rowland.

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January 16, 2015

Hartford’s Election Day Debacle Detailed In Report

by Christine Stuart | January 16, 2015 4:17pm

Hugh McQuaid file photo Errors and omissions by Hartford election officials, dysfunctional relationships, a lack of leadership, and the absence of a chain of command contributed to the city of Hartford’s Election Day problems, according to a new report.

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January 13, 2015

Election Regulators: Democratic Mailing Was ‘Distasteful’ But Legal

by Christine Stuart | January 13, 2015 4:00pm

The reaction to a mailing from the Democratic State Central Committee letting voters know they were watching who voted in the 2014 election was met with disgust by most voters.

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January 12, 2015

Sentencing Postponed for Former Congressional Candidate

by Christine Stuart | January 12, 2015 3:49pm

A federal court judge agreed Friday to delay the sentencing of a former congressional candidate involved in a campaign finance scandal that led to the second conviction of former Gov. John G. Rowland.

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January 9, 2015

Rowland Co-Conspirator Gets 3 Years Probation

by Hugh McQuaid | January 9, 2015 3:44pm

Hugh McQuaid photo NEW HAVEN—(Updated 4:48 p.m.) Brian Foley, a nursing home owner who illegally bankrolled former Gov. John G. Rowland’s consultant work on his wife’s congressional campaign, will not see the inside of a prison cell, a federal court judge said Friday.

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