HARTFORD, Conn. (CBSNewYork/AP) — Former Connecticut Gov. John G. Rowland says he’s stepping down from his morning radio show to “take care of some personal issues.”
The Republican’s announcement came Thursday at the end of his three-hour program. Rowland told listeners “today will be my last show” at WTIC NewsTalk 1080 in Hartford, thanking his listeners for their “tremendous support and loyalty.” WTIC’s program director confirmed the station accepted Rowland’s “decision to step down at this time.”
On Monday, former Republican congressional candidate Lisa Wilson-Foley and her husband, Brian Foley, pleaded guilty in a scheme to create a phony contract to hide the role Rowland played in the campaign.
Court documents in the Foley case indicated that “Co-conspirator 1” was being paid by Brian Foley’s business to provide political consulting for Lisa Wilson-Foley’s campaign, and testimony in court implicated Rowland, CBS Connecticut reported.
Rowland has not been charged with any crimes.
He resigned as governor in 2004 amid another scandal and served 10 months in prison on a corruption-related charge.
Rowland had worked at WTIC, which is owned by CBS Radio, since September 2010.
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