Feb 13, 2014
03:39 PM
Connecticut Politics

Former Governor John Rowland's Latest Problems Make MSNBC

Former Governor John Rowland's Latest Problems Make MSNBC

A Connecticut politician who resigned from office amid a corruption scandal in 2004 earned a spot on MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow Show Wednesday.

Former Gov. John Rowland recently hired a leading Washington criminal defense attorney to represent him in an ongoing federal grand jury investigation, the Hartford Courant reported, a fact that Maddow pointed out on her segment "Political cases pile up." 

This is Rowland's most recent legal trouble, Maddow notes. 

Rowland served ten months in prison after resigning. He pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit fraud

Investigators are now examining Rowland's ties to Lisa Wilson-Folely's failed bid for Congress in the 5th District in the election won by U.S. Rep. Elizabeth Esty.

In 2011, Rowland worked on Wilson-Foley's campaign as an "unpaid" volunteer, though he was receiving $30,000 as a consultant for Wilson-Foley's husband's business. Rowland has hired Reid H. Weingarten of Steptoe & Johnson LLP as his representation. 

Former Governor John Rowland's Latest Problems Make MSNBC

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