Former Connecticut Governor John Rowland was convicted and sentenced to 30 months in prison for break federal campaign laws. Rowland was convicted of concealing his role as a paid consultant to Lisa Wilson-Foley's 2012 congressional campaign and using his position as a radio host to encourage his listeners to vote for her.
On December 23, 2004, Rowland pleaded guilty to depriving the public of honest service. Rowland was sentenced on March 18, 2005, in New Haven, Connecticut, to one year and one day in prison, four months house arrest, three years probation and community service. On April 1, 2005, he entered Federal Correctional Institution, Loretto, in Pennsylvania. His federal inmate number was 15623-014.
Former Connecticut Governor John Rowland is charged with violating campaign finance laws while working as an adviser to congressional campaigns after leaving office.Rowland, 57, pleaded not guilty in April 2014 to charges of conspiracy, falsifying records in a federal investigation, causing false statements to be made to the Federal Election Commission and causing illegal campaign contributions while working as a campaign adviser from 2009 to 2012. Rowland's lawyers have moved to have his case dismissed but were denied by the judge.