HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A federal appeals court has upheld the political corruption conviction of former Connecticut Gov. John Rowland.
A three-judge panel of the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New York City rejected Rowland's appeal Friday.
Rowland was sentenced to a 2 ½-year prison term last year following his conviction on a charge of conspiring to disguise work he did on a failed 2012 congressional campaign. He is free on bail.
His attorney, Andrew Fish, said the government withheld evidence that would have benefited the defense and has misapplied a federal law. Fish didn't immediately return messages Friday.
Prosecutors denied those charges and argued the conviction should stand.
Rowland resigned from office in 2004 amid a corruption scandal and served 10 months in prison for taking illegal gifts.