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Ex-Governor Caught Up In Scandal Again

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GOVERNOR JOHN ROWLAND
HARTFORD, CT - FEBRUARY 4: Connecticut Gov. John G. Rowland delivers his State of the State address to the Connecticut House of Representatives February 4, 2004 at the capitol in Hartford, Connecticut. Rowland is being investigated by a bi-partisan committee of state lawmakers for accepting gifts. (Photo by Bob Falcetti/Getty Images) | Bob Falcetti via Getty Images

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Former Connecticut Gov. John G. Rowland, who served time in a federal prison for a corruption scandal but managed to piece together a new life as a radio talk show host, is finding himself again in the crosshairs of federal investigators.

Those who stood by the once-popular Republican governor and former congressman are dumbfounded and frustrated by Rowland's latest problems.

A former GOP congressional candidate and her husband pleaded guilty in federal court this week in an alleged scheme to set up a phony contract to hide the consulting role Rowland played in her campaign. The seriousness of Rowland's situation sunk in Thursday when he announced on air he was resigning from the radio station to "take care of some personal issues."

Rowland is not charged with any crimes.

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