Ex-Connecticut governor to get early release from midstate prison

Written by The Associated Press | Oct 10, 2017 2:33 AM

FILE PHOTO: - In this March 16, 2016, file photo, former Connecticut Gov. John Rowland leaves federal appeals court in New York. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews, File)

(Hartford, Conn.) -- A former governor of Connecticut who was twice convicted on felony charges is set to be released early from a federal minimum-security prison in Union County.

A spokesman for the U.S. Bureau of Prisons says former Governor John Rowland will be released from the facility in Lewisburg in May, 19 months into his 30-month sentence.

The spokesman declined to explain the early release date, citing privacy laws.

The 60-year-old Republican resigned from office in 2004 and served 10 months in prison following a corruption scandal.

Rowland was sentenced to prison again in September 2014 after he was convicted of campaign fraud, conspiracy and obstruction of justice.

The U.S. Supreme Court declined to disturb Rowland's convictions in March.

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