Sentencing delayed for Connecticut ex-congressional candidate

Judge Janet Bond Arterton indefinitely delayed Lisa Wilson-Foley's sentencing

Former Connecticut Gov. John G. Rowland, arrives with his family at federal court Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014, in New Haven, Conn. Rowland faces seven federal charges, including allegations he conspired with Apple's owner, Brian Foley, to hide $35,000 in payments for work he did on the 2012 congressional campaign of Foley's wife, Lisa Wilson-Foley. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) – A federal judge in Connecticut has delayed the sentencing of former Republican congressional candidate Lisa Wilson-Foley in a campaign finance scandal that also led to the conviction of former Gov. John Rowland.

U.S. District Judge Janet Bond Arterton on Sunday indefinitely delayed Wilson-Foley’s sentencing, which had been scheduled for Tuesday.

Wilson-Foley and her husband, Brian Foley, pleaded guilty last March to conspiring to hide $35,000 they paid the former Republican governor for help with Wilson-Foley’s failed 2012 campaign in the 5th Congressional District. Brian Foley was sentenced to three years of probation earlier this month.

In delaying Wilson-Foley’s sentencing, Arterton cited issues recently raised in Rowland’s prosecution. Rowland’s sentencing was delayed indefinitely earlier this month, when his lawyers raised concerns about some evidence not being disclosed to them before trial.

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