Lawyer for convicted ex-Connecticut governor outlines appeal

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Posted: Apr 20, 2015 6:36 AM

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — A lawyer for former Republican Connecticut Gov. John G. Rowland has outlined an appeal strategy over his client's conviction in a political consulting scheme.

Attorney Andrew Fish argues in court papers filed Friday that Rowland has a good chance of having his conviction overturned and doesn't pose a flight risk. He wants his client to remain free while the appeal makes its way through the federal courts.

Rowland was sentenced to 2 ½ years in prison on charges that include conspiring to hide payments for work he did on the 2012 congressional campaign of Lisa Wilson-Foley.

Fish argues that prosecutors failed tell the defense that Wilson-Foley said she believed Rowland was hired to do legitimate consulting work for her husband's health care company.

The government hasn't responded to the filing.