Rowland Reports to Prison

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

The former governor of Connecticut who resigned in disgrace over a corruption scandal reports to a federal prison in Pennsylvania Friday.

John Rowland will spend one year behind bars after admitting to taking gifts and bribes in exchange for political access.

The three term-Republican had been very popular in Connecticut and was considered a political protégé of the Bush family. Now, he'll be wearing khaki prison scrubs and subjected to a strip search at the federal prison.

Rowland's fall from power began two years ago when a top aide pleaded guilty to corruption and began cooperating with the FBI.

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