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Reporter — New York Times
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Former Reporter & Editor for the NYT, with proven financial prowess, flair for research and 1700 published clips

Alison Leigh Cowan's Biography

Reporter and Editor, with proven financial prowess, flair for research and 27 years of experience just at the NYT in daily and investigative journalism, hard news and features. Seeking job that will put expert research and reporting skills to use for a good end. Unafraid of hard work or long hours.

Since 2003, I had been working for the Metro desk, as a domestic correspondent covering Connecticut and as a ...

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Sorry State Chapter Comes To A Close

newhavenindependent.org — by Alison Leigh Cowan | Mar 24, 2015 4:04 pm Lisa Wilson-Foley, a wealthy protégée whom ex-Gov. John G. Rowland liked to call "grasshopper" as he tutored her behind-the-scenes on the art of politics, will be following her mentor straight to prison for her role in the botched business scheme they engineered with her husband to help her win a U.S.

Rowland Sentenced To 30 Months This Time

newhavenindependent.org — by Alison Leigh Cowan | Mar 18, 2015 12:39 pm John Rowland has earned a second term-a second term behind bars. Rowland, a 57-year-old former Connecticut governor, received a 30-month sentence Wednesday morning in U.S. District Court in New Haven for conspiring to hide work he did for a failed 2012 Republican candidate for U.S.

Former Governor's Sentence Brings Gasps, and Questions About Leniency

nytimes.com — EW HAVEN, March 18 - Up to the end, prosecutors were arguing that sentencing Connecticut's former governor, John G. Rowland, to anything less than the 15 to 21 months recommended in federal sentencing guidelines would send a message that power and position matter when it comes to crime and punishment.

New Haven Independent

newhavenindependent.org — by Alison Leigh Cowan | Mar 4, 2015 12:14 pm The New Haven-based judge who will soon sentence disgraced ex-Gov. John G. Rowland for campaign shenanigans turns out to have a political past of her own - and it involves dead bodies.

New Haven Independent

newhavenindependent.org — by Alison Leigh Cowan | Feb 4, 2015 4:05 pm In a state where one disgraced politician after another has dived back into politics after leaving prison, Connecticut's top crime fighter vowed Wednesday to keep a sharp eye out for corruption. Ex-offenders deserve second chances, said the prosecutor, U.S.

New Haven Independent

newhavenindependent.org — by Alison Leigh Cowan | Jan 28, 2015 11:58 am He talked his way out of a prison term, testifying for the prosecution and telling the judge an all-too human impulse to please his wife led him astray.

Tough Judge Lets Rowland Co-Conspirator Off Easy

newhavenindependent.org — by Alison Leigh Cowan | Jan 9, 2015 4:01 pm A judge known for cracking down on corruption talked tough Friday-but gave a confessed campaign-fraud conspirator a break. The judge, Janet Bond Arterton, handed down a sentence in U.S. District Court in New Haven that spared Brian Foley jail time for a crime that she said undermines democracy.

Crook Sends Judge A Bedtime Story

newhavenindependent.org — Brian Foley, the wealthy businessman who tried to buy his wife a Congressional seat in 2012 by surreptitiously steering money to former Gov. John G. Rowland for advice, has asked...

New Haven Independent

newhavenindependent.org — by Alison Leigh Cowan | Jan 6, 2015 7:55 am When John Rowland pleads for his freedom for a second time in New Haven's U.S. District Court, he has an old speech to dust off if he chooses-about the "six pillars" that make "character count."

Michael Grimm’s Business Ties Are at Odds With Upright Image

nytimes.com — Shortly before leaving the Federal Bureau of Investigation in 2006, after a swashbuckling undercover career that would later help catapult him into Congress, a young agent named Michael G. Grimm went into real estate, investing roughly $1 million of borrowed money in a luxury development in Texas.
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