Rowland resigns from talk show amid conspiracy allegations

Former Connecticut Gov. John Rowland fills in as a talk show host on WTIC AM radio in Farmington, Conn., Friday, July 2, 2010. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)
Former Connecticut Gov. John Rowland fills in as a talk show host on WTIC AM radio in Farmington, Conn., Friday, July 2, 2010. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)

FARMINGTON, Conn. (WTNH) – After being named in federal court as a conspirator in an illegal corruption investigation, former Connecticut Gov. John G. Rowland resigned from his talk show on WTIC AM Thursday as the show drew to a close around 6 p.m.

Rowland told listeners he’s stepping down to “take care of some personal issues.” WTIC’s program director confirmed the station accepted the former governor’s “decision to step down at this time.”

On Monday, former Republican congressional candidate Lisa Wilson-Foley and her husband Brian Foley pleaded guilty in a scheme to create a phony contract to hide the role Rowland played in the campaign.

Rowland, who has not been charged, was paid about $35,000 for services to the campaign.

Rowland resigned as governor in 2004 and was released from prison in 2006 after serving 10 months on a corruption-related charge.

On Tuesday, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy called on CBS, the owner of WTIC AM, to remove Rowland from the air.

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