Ex-Connecticut Gov. Rowland sentenced to prison a 2nd time

March 18, 2015 7:08 PM

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Former Connecticut Gov. John Rowland was sentenced to 2 1/2 years in prison for a political consulting scheme on Wednesday, exactly one decade after he was ordered behind bars in an earlier scandal that forced him from office.

Rowland, once a rising star in the Republican Party, committed the latest crimes as he maneuvered to insert himself in two separate congressional political campaigns. He was convicted in September on charges that he conspired to conceal payment for the work, which he knew would bring unwelcome publi...

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