Rowland Conviction Stands

(CN) – The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to overturn the convictions of former Connecticut Gov. John Rowland, for conspiring to hide his work on two Republican congressional campaigns.

Rowland was convicted in 2014 of engaging in a scheme to hide political consulting he did for the failed congressional bids of Mark Greenberg in 2010 and Lisa Wilson-Foley in 2012.

Prosecutors successfully argued the one-time GOP rising star falsified contracts, and he was convicted of seven federal charges including conspiracy, falsifying records in a federal investigation and causing illegal campaign contributions.

Elected governor in 1995, Rowland resigned in 2004 amid an earlier corruption scandal that saw him convicted of taking more than $100,000 worth of illegal gifts while in office. That conviction sent him to prison for 10 months.

He was was working as a radio talk show host when he was hit with the second round of charges to which he pleaded not guilty.

The Second Circuit rejected Roland’s appeal of his convictions last year.

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