A grand jury investigating former Connecticut Gov. John G. Rowland's administration for the past two years was recalled Thursday, with prosecutors in the case saying a major announcement would be made later in the day. Prosecutors had already told former Rowland co-Chief of Staff Peter N. Ellef, Ellef's son, Peter N. Ellef II, and state contractor William A. Tomasso to expect indictments in the near future. The investigation has concentrated on suspected bribes by Tomasso's companies to the Rowland administration in return for millions in state-awarded contracts.
Rowland resigned July 1 in the midst of impeachment proceedings and is the subject of a federal investigation as well. The US Attorney's Office in the District of Connecticut is handling the case. The Hartford Courant has local coverage of the investigation. AP has more.
Previously in JURIST's Paper Chase....
- Adviser to former CT governor can't be forced to testify, appeals court rules
- Resigning Connecticut governor faces federal corruption investigation
- Rowland's former co-chief of staff to be indicted
- Connecticut considers gubernatorial impeachment