UPDATE: Waterbury Chamber Representative Disputes This Blogpost. Closing In on Rowland. Feds Raid Waterbury Chamber Office. Investigators Take Computers.
UPDATE: A representative of the Waterbury Chamber of Commerce disputes the blogpost that appears below. Attorney Thomas Parisot, of Secor, Cassidy & McPartland, P.C., writes in an email that there was no “raid” at his client’s office. He is specific in highlighting the use of the word “raid.” He so far has declined to answer inquiries about his client’s contact with federal law enforcement officials concerning the criminal investigation into the intersection of John Rowland’s political and business activities.
Federal investigators today raided the offices of the Greater Waterbury Chamber of Commerce and left with the business association’s computers, Daily Ructions has learned. This will add more bad news to the prospects of felonious former Governor John G. Rowland, who is the subject of a federal criminal investigation of his dealings with Republican congressional hopeful Lisa Wilson-Foley and her family nursing home business.
Rowland, who was paid $5,000 a month to provide consulting services to the Foley and Wilson-Foley family business while “volunteering” for her campaign, enjoyed a lucrative, hazy contract with the Waterbury business association to provide economic development services to the city. City officials recently told the Torrington Register Citizen in response to a Freedom of Information request that the city possessed no records of Rowland’s activities.
The federal investigation of Rowland, first reported here on June 18th, appears to be growing more intense.