Rowland trial might hinge on cryptic e-mail


Former Governor John G. Rowland’s federal conspiracy trial might hinge on a cryptic e-mail in which the lifelong politician acknowledges an offer to become a paid consultant for a nursing home owned by the husband of a political candidate. In the e-mail, Rowland tells Brian Foley, “I get it.” The government alleges the e-mail is evidence of a conspiracy to hide Rowland’s actual job as a consultant in the congressional campaign of Lisa Wilson-Foley. Rowland’s attorneys argue he was simply showing that he understood that the Foleys wanted him to work for the business and not the campaign. They are attempting to block any other interpretation of the e-mail by Foley, who pleaded guilty in March to conspiring to make illegal campaign contributions. Rowland’s trial is set to begin Wednesday. (AP)

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