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June 8, 2004 | From Times Wire Reports
A judge in Hartford ruled that Gov. John G. Rowland must testify before a legislative panel investigating whether he should be impeached for accepting gifts from friends, employees and state contractors. The ruling will not take effect until Thursday in order to give Rowland, a Republican, time to appeal to the state Supreme Court in what could be a precedent-setting legal battle.
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April 1, 2005 | From Times Wire Reports
Former Gov. John G. Rowland, who resigned in disgrace and pleaded guilty to corruption, was due to report to a federal prison camp today to serve his one-year sentence. A federal judge had recommended that Rowland be sentenced to a prison just outside Boston, a locale that would make it easy for his family to visit. But the U.S. Bureau of Prisons assigned him to Loretto, Pa.
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January 7, 2004 | From Times Wire Reports
Gov. John G. Rowland, beset by corruption allegations within his administration, received a federal subpoena for all documents relating to improvements at his summer cottage, personal investments, tax returns and all gifts, Associated Press reported.
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March 19, 2005 | Elizabeth Mehren, Times Staff Writer
Former Connecticut Gov. John G. Rowland, once a hugely popular figure in his home state and a rising star in the Republican Party, was sentenced Friday to a year in prison after pleading guilty to a single federal corruption charge. Appearing before U.S. District Judge Peter C. Dorsey in New Haven, Conn., Rowland, 47, said: "I am ashamed to be here today, and I accept full responsibility for my actions."
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January 17, 2004 | From Times Wire Reports
The State Ethics Commission decided to postpone action on a complaint against Gov. John G. Rowland until after a federal criminal investigation ends. The ethics commission had been asked to look into the legality of gifts and favors the three-term Republican governor has admitted accepting from employees and state contractors. Rowland and his administration are also the subject of a wide-ranging federal probe into possible contract steering.
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February 14, 2004 | From Times Wire Reports
Public officials cannot accept expensive gifts from public employees or contractors, the state Ethics Commission advised in response to questions about the conduct of Gov. John G. Rowland. The panel said the advisory opinion was needed to clarify the law but said it would omit specific references to Rowland. Rowland is under investigation for accepting home- improvement gifts and lying about it. Rowland has denied providing any favors in return.
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June 17, 2004 | From Times Wire Reports
Gov. John G. Rowland's wife tried to pay for renovations at a family cottage four years after the work was done -- even though aides to the governor had already settled the $5,680 bill, a contractor told a legislative impeachment panel in Hartford. "I interpreted it as -- um -- a way to -- I hate to use this word -- cover up that someone else paid," heating contractor Christopher Link told the House Select Committee of Inquiry.
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February 19, 2004 | From Times Wire Reports
Gov. John G. Rowland, under investigation for accepting gifts and then lying about it, has received a broad federal subpoena seeking such items as documents related to his former Washington, D.C., condominium. The subpoena, released by Rowland's office, also asks for telephone and travel records and documents related to a sports car he was given. The federal government has been investigating Rowland for accepting improvements on his summer cottage from employees and state contractors.
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January 13, 2004 | From Times Wire Reports
Republican Gov. John G. Rowland came under increased pressure to resign as a prominent GOP congressman called on him to step down and a new poll indicated nearly two-thirds of voters want him out of office. Eleven of the state's 15 Republican senators have asked that he step aside for accepting gifts from friends, employees and a state contractor. "He's lost the trust of the people of this state," said Rep.
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January 15, 2004 | From Times Wire Services
The state Legislature will form a bipartisan committee to investigate the scandal surrounding Gov. John G. Rowland and recommend whether he should be impeached, House Speaker Moira Lyons said. Lyons, a Democrat, made the announcement after she met privately with the Republican governor. The three-term governor last month admitted accepting gifts and free work on his vacation cottage from politically connected friends, state employees and a contractor, something he initially denied.
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June 19, 2004 | Elizabeth Mehren, Times Staff Writer
The Connecticut Supreme Court ruled Friday that Gov. John G. Rowland must testify before a legislative committee considering his impeachment, and lawmakers said he could be summoned to appear as early as Monday. The 5-2 decision in Hartford by the state high court makes the three-term Republican the first sitting chief executive in U.S. history to be ordered to appear before a legislative body.
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June 17, 2004 | From Times Wire Reports
Gov. John G. Rowland's wife tried to pay for renovations at a family cottage four years after the work was done -- even though aides to the governor had already settled the $5,680 bill, a contractor told a legislative impeachment panel in Hartford. "I interpreted it as -- um -- a way to -- I hate to use this word -- cover up that someone else paid," heating contractor Christopher Link told the House Select Committee of Inquiry.
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June 8, 2004 | From Times Wire Reports
A judge in Hartford ruled that Gov. John G. Rowland must testify before a legislative panel investigating whether he should be impeached for accepting gifts from friends, employees and state contractors. The ruling will not take effect until Thursday in order to give Rowland, a Republican, time to appeal to the state Supreme Court in what could be a precedent-setting legal battle.
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March 21, 2004 | Matt Apuzzo and John Christoffersen, Associated Press Writers
Gov. John G. Rowland accepted expensive cigars from a contractor for three years then abruptly stopped in 2001, saying accepting such gifts violated state law, according to documents turned over to federal investigators and reviewed Friday by Associated Press. The documents seemed to run counter to the governor's current argument: that the thousands of dollars worth of improvements he accepted to his lakeside cottage did not violate state law.
NATIONAL
February 19, 2004 | From Times Wire Reports
Gov. John G. Rowland, under investigation for accepting gifts and then lying about it, has received a broad federal subpoena seeking such items as documents related to his former Washington, D.C., condominium. The subpoena, released by Rowland's office, also asks for telephone and travel records and documents related to a sports car he was given. The federal government has been investigating Rowland for accepting improvements on his summer cottage from employees and state contractors.
NATIONAL
February 14, 2004 | From Times Wire Reports
Public officials cannot accept expensive gifts from public employees or contractors, the state Ethics Commission advised in response to questions about the conduct of Gov. John G. Rowland. The panel said the advisory opinion was needed to clarify the law but said it would omit specific references to Rowland. Rowland is under investigation for accepting home- improvement gifts and lying about it. Rowland has denied providing any favors in return.
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January 9, 2004 | From Times Wire Reports
State House Democrats met to discuss whether the House should look into impeaching Gov. John G. Rowland, who has been criticized for accepting free renovations at his summer cottage and lying about it. The caucus was being held behind closed doors at the Capitol in Hartford. Speaker Moira Lyons, a Democrat, would have the final say on whether to appoint a committee to study impeachment. Several Democrats have urged Lyons to do so, and some have called for Rowland, a Republican, to resign.
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April 1, 2005 | From Times Wire Reports
Former Gov. John G. Rowland, who resigned in disgrace and pleaded guilty to corruption, was due to report to a federal prison camp today to serve his one-year sentence. A federal judge had recommended that Rowland be sentenced to a prison just outside Boston, a locale that would make it easy for his family to visit. But the U.S. Bureau of Prisons assigned him to Loretto, Pa.
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January 17, 2004 | From Times Wire Reports
The State Ethics Commission decided to postpone action on a complaint against Gov. John G. Rowland until after a federal criminal investigation ends. The ethics commission had been asked to look into the legality of gifts and favors the three-term Republican governor has admitted accepting from employees and state contractors. Rowland and his administration are also the subject of a wide-ranging federal probe into possible contract steering.
NATIONAL
January 15, 2004 | From Times Wire Services
The state Legislature will form a bipartisan committee to investigate the scandal surrounding Gov. John G. Rowland and recommend whether he should be impeached, House Speaker Moira Lyons said. Lyons, a Democrat, made the announcement after she met privately with the Republican governor. The three-term governor last month admitted accepting gifts and free work on his vacation cottage from politically connected friends, state employees and a contractor, something he initially denied.
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