Connecticut AG names top federal prosecutor as deputy
HARTFORD, Connecticut: State Attorney General-elect George C. Jepsen announced on Friday, December 10th, 2010 that he had named Nora R. Dannehy, a high profile federal prosecutor who, in late-2004, successfully prosecuted former Governor John G. Rowland on corruption charges, as his deputy. Jepsen said he "wanted someone who would instantly command the respect of that office." In addition to her prosecution of Rowland, Dannehy was chosen to investigate Alberto Gonzales, the United States Attorney General under President George W. Bush, and his dismissal of several U.S. Attorneys in 2006; she ultimately determined that, despite being politically motivated, the dismissals were not a violation of federal laws.