In this Thursday Sept. 18, 2014 photo, former Connecticut Gov. John G. Rowland, right, arrives with his family at federal court in New Haven, Conn. Rowland faces seven federal charges, including allegations he conspired with Apple's owner, Brian Foley, to hide $35,000 in payments for work he did on the 2012 congressional campaign of Foley's wife, Lisa Wilson-Foley.
Former Gov. John G. Rowland, who resigned from office a decade ago in a corruption scandal, was convicted Friday of federal charges that he conspired to hide payment for work on two congressional campaigns.
Rowland, once a rising star for the Republican Party, served 10 months in prison for taking illegal gifts while in office and now as a repeat offender faces the possibility of a much stiffer sentence.
Former Connecticut Gov. John G. Rowland arrives at federal court, Friday, April 11, 2014, in New Haven, Conn. A grand jury on Thursday returned a seven-count indictment alleging Rowland schemed to conceal involvement with congressional campaigns.
Former Connecticut Governor John Rowland has pleaded not guilty to federal corruption charges. Ten years ago, Rowland served a prison sentence in a corruption scandal that led to his resignation. Rowland appeared in federal court in New Haven on Friday.
File-Former Connecticut Gov. John G. Rowland gestures as he leaves a brief news conference at the state Capitol in Hartford, Conn., Monday, Feb. 3, 2003. Rowland vowed to continue working on putting together a state budget despite a suit filed in federal court by state employee unions.
Connecticut Attorney General George Jepsenwas challenging a ruling involving a lawsuit filed ten years ago against the administration of former Governor John Rowland. In the lawsuit, 2,800 state employees claimed they were laid off because of their union affiliation.