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Ex-CT governor Rowland sentenced to one year in prison for corruption

[JURIST] Former Connecticut governor John G. Rowland [archived official website] was sentenced Friday to one year in prison, four months of house arrest, three years probation, and an $82,000 fine after pleading guilty in December [JURIST report] to a federal corruption charge. The sentencing period, set by the judge who heard Rowland's leniency plea [JURIST report], fell short of 15 to 21 months called for by the plea bargain [text]. Prosecution ensued after investigators discovered that Rowland sold his political influence for over $100,000 in trips to Nevada, Florida, and Vermont. Rowland also accepted improvements of his lakeside cottage by state contractors. AP has more.

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