Rowland’s lawyer seeks delay in sentencing

Former Connecticut Gov. John G. Rowland arrives at federal court in New Haven, Conn., Sept. 18, 2014. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A lawyer for former Connecticut Gov. John Rowland is seeking a delay in next week’s sentencing, saying he was not informed of some key evidence.

Rowland was convicted in September of conspiring to hide payments for work he did on the 2012 congressional campaign of Lisa Wilson-Foley, through a phony contract with her husband’s nursing home business.

In a letter to U.S. District Judge Janet Bond Arterton on Friday, attorney Reid Weingarten says he did not know that Brian Foley had told his wife that a law firm had signed off on the deal.

He said that information would have prompted him to call Wilson-Foley as a witness.

Rowland is scheduled to be sentenced Jan. 7. A spokesman for the U.S. Attorney’s Office declined to comment on Friday’s letter.

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