Archive for Saturday, February 11, 2006

Former governor released from prison

February 11, 2006

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— Former Gov. John G. Rowland walked out of federal prison Friday after serving 10 months for corruption.

Rowland, 48, was released from a prison in Pennsylvania before dawn. He will be fitted with an electronic ankle bracelet and spend four months under house arrest.

"Actions speak louder than words, and I am going to try to be a better person and show my family and friends and the people of Connecticut how truly sorry I am for letting them down," he said in a statement.

The three-term Republican resigned in 2004 amid an impeachment inquiry and pleaded guilty to conspiracy, admitting he accepted more than $100,000 in vacations and chartered trips to Las Vegas from a state contractor and a jet company that received a tax break.

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