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Judge postpones Rowland sentencing due to evidence concern

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A federal judge has delayed the sentencing of former Connecticut Gov. John Rowland in a campaign fraud case because of defense lawyers' concerns about some evidence.

U.S. District Judge Janet Bond Arterton in New Haven on Monday postponed Rowland's sentencing, which was scheduled for Wednesday. A new sentencing date wasn't immediately released.

Rowland was convicted in September of conspiring to hide payments for work he did on the failed 2012 congressional campaign of Lisa Wilson-Foley, through a phony contract with a nursing home business owned by her husband, Brian Foley.

Rowland's lawyer, Reid Weingarten, asked for the delay, telling Arterton he didn't know that Brian Foley told his wife that a law firm signed off on the deal with Rowland.

Rowland potentially faces more than three years in prison.

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