NEW HAVEN, Conn. (CBSNewYork/AP) — Former Connecticut Gov. John G. Rowland, a rising Republican star before he resigned 10 years ago in a corruption scandal that sent him to prison, was indicted Thursday on charges he tried to hide his role in two congressional campaigns.
A federal grand jury in New Haven returned a seven-count indictment charging Rowland with offenses stemming from his alleged efforts to conceal the extent of his involvement in the two campaigns. The indictment, announced by the U.S. attorney’s office, alleges Rowland violated federal campaign finance laws in not disclosing involvement in the political campaigns.
“This is another sad chapter in a story that Connecticut knows all too well,” said Andrew Doba, a spokesman for Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, a Democrat. “Law enforcement should be commended for their diligence on this matter. Governor Malloy hopes for a quick resolution.”