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Crime and Punishment: Former Governor John Rowland being paid as a 'consultant' for physical rehabilitation company
John Rowland is not a physical therapist. Yet the disgraced former governor is paid as a "consultant" by Apple Rehab, a physical rehabilitation company that happens to be owned by the husband of Lisa Wilson-Foley, the businesswoman who happens to be running for Congress in Connecticut's Fifth District. The Register-Citizen of Litchfield County also reports that Rowland approached another candidate in the GOP primary, real estate developer Mark Greenberg, and suggested he be paid to "consult" him through an animal shelter he oversees with his wife. (Greenberg declined the offer.) "Consultant" is a term often used for former office holders who peddle their influence among party officials and financiers (and it is perfectly legal). The three other, less wealthy Republicans in the primary say Rowland did not approach them. One of them, former FBI agent Mike Clark, was probably avoided because he, incidentally, led the taskforce that uncovered the corruption scandal that ousted Rowland from office and sent him to prison for 10 months.
By Nick Keppler
May 1, 2012