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Connecticut judge refuses arrest warrant for former governor Rowland

[JURIST] A Connecticut state judge has refused to approve an arrest warrant for former governor John G. Rowland on ethics charges, and the chief state's attorney [CT Division of Criminal Justice website] said the case was now closed. Christopher Morano [official profile] said he submitted the warrant request [AP report] this week, but an unidentified judge would not sign it. Rowland is currently serving a one-year federal prison sentence for corruption [JURIST report], but state officials were investigating whether a paid consulting deal Rowland had after resigning as governor was legal. State law prohibits former state officials from representing any parties adverse to their former agency, and Rowland took a job with Klewin Building Co. [corporate website], which was in a contract dispute with the University of Connecticut. AP has more.

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