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DrHunterSThompson wrote:
Judge Allows Witness Testimony, Defense Rests: “it all comes down to whether or not the jury thinks Bedard is credible.  crapshoot. maybe JRow was right in not taking the plea? HST”
sparkplug wrote:
Judge Allows Witness Testimony, Defense Rests: “So who is the actual liar here, the Foley’s or Roland? How could the judge possibly make that determination? If this doesn’t end with an acquittal I would be very surprised.”
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Judge Allows Witness Testimony, Defense Rests: “Predictions? I say based on this last witness testimony that you now have reasonable doubt and it’s Not Guilty.”

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September 17, 2014

Judge Allows Witness Testimony, Defense Rests

by Christine Stuart | September 17, 2014 10:43am

Hugh McQuaid file photo Reversing course from previous rulings, U.S. District Judge Janet Bond Arterton allowed a defense witness Wednesday to testify about a conversation he had with Brian Foley, the government’s key witness in its case against former Gov. John G. Rowland.

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September 16, 2014

Judge Wrestles With Allowing Nursing Home Execs Testimony

by Hugh McQuaid | September 16, 2014 3:24pm

An exhibit in the case courtesy of the US government Calling a defense witness “woefully inaccurate” Judge Janet Bond Arterton rejected testimony, which would have been damaging to the government’s corruption case against former Gov. John G. Rowland.

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Witness Calls Relationship Between Nursing Home & Campaign ‘Incestuous’

by Hugh McQuaid | September 16, 2014 12:21pm

Hugh McQuaid photo NEW HAVEN — A witness testified Tuesday that Lisa Wilson-Foley’s 2012 congressional campaign had an “incestuous” relationship with the nursing home company that federal authorities say was illegally paying former governor John G. Rowland for political work.

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September 15, 2014

Rowland’s Attorney Says Work for Nursing Home Was Legit, Feds Say He Worked More On Campaign

by Hugh McQuaid | September 15, 2014 3:48pm

Douglas Healey file photo Minutes after prosecutors rested their corruption case against former governor John Rowland on Monday, Rowland’s legal team called a witness whose attorney immediately accused the government of intimidation.

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Feds Say Emails Show Rowland Spent Far More Time On Campaign

by Hugh McQuaid | September 15, 2014 12:04pm

Douglas Healey file photo Through a series of charts depicting emails and phone calls, prosecutors argued Monday that former governor John Rowland communicated far more with Lisa Wilson-Foley’s congressional campaign than he did with the business paying him as a consultant.

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September 14, 2014

Nursing Home Executives Testify They Never Met Rowland

by Christine Stuart | September 14, 2014 10:21pm

Christine Stuart file photo Two nursing home executives testified Friday that former Gov. John G. Rowland did little work for a nursing home chain, even though he was being paid $5,000 per month for his services.

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September 12, 2014

Roraback Testifies That WTIC Listeners Said Rowland Told Them To Call

by Christine Stuart | September 12, 2014 4:29pm

Josalee Thrift file photo When Andrew Roraback’s brother called to tell him former Gov. John G. Rowland had given his cellphone number out over the radio, “he seemed alarmed,” Roraback testified Friday.

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Reporter’s Questions Confirm Campaign Manager’s Suspicion About Rowland Contract

by Hugh McQuaid | September 12, 2014 5:30am

Courtesy of LinkedIn Lisa Wilson-Foley’s campaign manager told a jury Thursday that a call from a reporter confirmed his suspicions about the existence an arrangement to pay former governor John Rowland off the campaign’s books.

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September 11, 2014

Evidence Shows Rowland Pushed Campaign to Attack Roraback On Death Penalty

by Hugh McQuaid | September 11, 2014 12:00pm

ctnewsjunkie file photo From his host chair at WTIC, John Rowland emailed Lisa Wislon-Foley’s campaign manager asking for the personal phone number of a political opponent — he told the campaign he would give the number out on the air.

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September 10, 2014

Malloy Calls Rowland ‘Massive Disappointment’

by Hugh McQuaid | September 10, 2014 1:14pm

Hugh McQuaid photo Regardless of whether a jury finds former governor John Rowland guilty of campaign corruption, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy said his predecessor’s behavior has been a “massive disappointment” for Connecticut.

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