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Lawyer for convicted ex-Connecticut governor outlines appeal

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Former Gov. John Rowland arrives at federal court in New Haven on March 18, 2015. (WFSB photo) Former Gov. John Rowland arrives at federal court in New Haven on March 18, 2015. (WFSB photo)
NEW HAVEN, (AP) -

A lawyer for former Republican Connecticut Gov. John G. Rowland has outlined an appeal strategy over his client's conviction in a political consulting scheme.

Attorney Andrew Fish argues in court papers filed Friday that Rowland has a good chance of having his conviction overturned and doesn't pose a flight risk. He wants his client to remain free while the appeal makes its way through the federal courts.

Rowland was sentenced to 2 ½ years in prison on charges that include conspiring to hide payments for work he did on the 2012 congressional campaign of Lisa Wilson-Foley.

Fish argues that prosecutors failed tell the defense that Wilson-Foley said she believed Rowland was hired to do legitimate consulting work for her husband's health care company.

The government hasn't responded to the filing.

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