John Rowland: Story Archive

November 25, 2003

Renovations May Not Add Up: Value Of Rowland Cottage Work May Be Higher Than Permits Show

In the six years since he bought a vacation place in Litchfield, Gov. John G. Rowland has transformed the place from an ``almost uninhabitable'' cottage to a comfortable lakeside retreat, with a new kitchen, cathedral ceiling and waterfront hot tub.

January 11, 2004

Rowlands Are No Strangers To Gifts: Hawaii Trip, Other Freebies Raise Question: When Is A Little Help From Friends Too Much?

The mercury hovered just above freezing in Connecticut for much of March 2000 -- a fine time to fly away to the sun-kissed Kohala Coast of the island of Hawaii, for a week at the spectacular oceanfront Mauna Kea Resort.

June 21, 2004

Rowland's Troubles Began Two Years Ago With Subpoena Delivered To His Office About State Contract With Tomasso

The beginning of the end of Gov. John G. Rowland's administration came on Nov. 12, 2002, when a subpoena from federal authorities arrived at his office seeking reams of records involving his former co-chief of staff, Peter N. Ellef.

June 22, 2004

Resignation: Rowland Remains Unapologetic

Gov. John G. Rowland announced his resignation Monday in a defiantly upbeat speech, proclaiming his love of family and public service and ignoring the threats of impeachment and indictment.

July 2, 2004

A Second Hot Tub Emerges And The First One, Which Rowland Gave Away, Is Still Causing A Stir

The infamous hot tub that became the symbol of ex-Gov. John G. Rowland's ethical lapses has turned out to be a gift that keeps on giving --nothing but trouble.

December 24, 2004

Guilty: Former Governor Enters Plea, Ends Long Struggle

Facing the likelihood of indictment in January, former Gov. John G. Rowland ended months of resistance Thursday and pleaded guilty to a single conspiracy charge in a deal with federal prosecutors that is expected to send him to prison.

March 18, 2005

Judgment Day: Prosecutors Allege New Lapses, Seek Longer Sentence For Ex-Gov. Rowland

On the eve of John G. Rowland's scheduled sentencing, federal prosecutors Thursday made unexpected new allegations that the former governor concealed more than $416,000 in assets in hopes of winning a lighter jail term, and that he took on ethically questionable consulting contracts after being forced from office last year.

March 20, 2005

Enough Scandal To Go Around: Connecticut Corruption Keeps Feds Very Busy

When former Gov. John G. Rowland was sentenced to a year in prison Friday, it underscored a sobering fact for Connecticut politicians: Federal law enforcement authorities are carting them off to penitentiaries at an unparalleled rate.

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