Timeline: Rowland's Corruption Scandal

Timeline of events in the investigation of Connecticut Gov. John G. Rowland.

— Jan. 4, 1995: Rowland sworn in as Connecticut governor; at 37, he is the youngest governor in the state's history.

— 1997: Rowland buys cottage on Bantam Lake in Litchfield and some renovations begin.

— June 2003: Rowland settles a State Ethics Commission complaint alleging he took discount vacations at the homes of a developer who had state contracts. Pays nearly $9,000.

— Dec. 2: Rowland insists at news conference that he paid for improvements on Litchfield cottage.

— Dec. 12: Rowland admits for the first time that some state contractors and friends helped pay for some renovations.

— Dec. 17: Rowland delivers speech in Middletown asking for forgiveness. His wife, Patricia, reads poem criticizing the media.

— Jan. 6: Federal authorities subpoena Rowland for all documents relating to improvements at Litchfield cottage, personal investments, tax returns and all gifts.

— Jan. 7: Rowland apologizes in speech carried statewide on radio and television.

— Jan. 9: Rowland's status changes from "witness" to "subject" in federal probe.

— Jan. 26: House of Representatives votes unanimously to create House Select Committee of Inquiry to determine whether to recommend Rowland's impeachment.

— Feb. 3: Subpoena for documents detailing work at governor's residence issued by federal authorities.

— March 17: Antiques dealer who bought Rowland's Washington, D.C., condominium at above-market rates in 1997 strikes plea agreement and agrees to cooperate with federal investigators.

— April 30: Inquiry committee orders lawyers to draft article of impeachment after Rowland, his wife and their lawyers refuse to testify.

— May 27: Rowland sues, asking a judge to bar the committee from demanding his testimony.

— June 8: Committee begins impeachment hearings into Rowland's conduct.

— June 18: The state Supreme Court rules that Rowland can be compelled to testify at impeachment hearings.

— June 21: Rowland schedules 6 p.m. appearance at governor's residence to announce his resignation.