17 posts - 13 authors - Dec 19, 2012A. Connecticut Israel Exchange Commission (connex) has supplied Israel 1.5 ...Malloy, of CT, had called for an end to the military. Industrial ...
articles.courant.com/.../9703040008_1_john-g-rowland-israeli-busin...Mar 4, 1997 – John G. Rowland will lead a trade mission to Israel in June with at least... The Connecticut-Israel Exchange Commission is organizing the trip, ...
Former Gov. John G. Rowland (search), driven from office by a corruption scandal, pleaded guilty Thursday to a single federal charge that carries a sentence of up to five years in prison.
After reaching a deal with prosecutors, Rowland pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to steal honest service, a felony that also carries a possible $250,000 fine.
The plea deal ends the two-year-long investigation into corruption in the administration of Rowland, who resigned July 1 after 91/2 years in office. Rowland's lawyer, William F. Dow III, acknowledged the former governor was "the recipient of certain gratuities."
Prosecutors told the judge that Rowland accepted $107,000 worth of vacations, work on his cottage and free flights from state contractors and others.
Assistant U.S. Attorney Nora Dannahey said the single charge also involves a conspiracy to defraud the Internal Revenue Service (search).
U.S. District Judge Peter Dorsey advised Rowland that as a convicted felon he would not be able to vote or hold public office.
"There was an effort being made to deprive Connecticut citizens of the honest services of its officials," Dorsey said......
Gov. M. Jodi Rell (search), who took office after Rowland stepped down, said she felt "deep personal disappointment."
"While we knew that this day might come, we were never really prepared for the reality of it. Today the state of Connecticut was humiliated, and I, as John Rowland's former running mate and colleague, feel personally betrayed. When I first heard the news, I felt like I was punched in the gut.."
WESTPORT - Nitzy Cohen may have lost her run against Joe Mioli for State Assembly in November. But, she says, "I have no intention of walking away from public involvement and public service. So many issues, so many questions need to be answered, and someone has to do it. Politicians are concerned with elections and politics, which have nothing to do with public good." The Israel-born Westport resident has just been appointed by Gov. M. Jodi Rell to two state commissions: the Advisory Committee on Connecticut's Technical High Schools, and the Connecticut-Israel Exchange Commission.
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