A federal judge in New Haven Tuesday let Peter Ellef, the mastermind of the Rowland administration corruption scandal, off easy—because Ellef bombed innocent Cambodian villagers in an illegal war 35 years ago. Ellef is pictured at left on the courthouse steps beside his attorney, Hugh Keefe, who questioned the patriotism of government prosecutors like Nora Dannehy.Ellef, who’s 61, used to serve as co-chief of staff for disgraced former Gov. John Rowland. The feds say he was known as “Oz,” as in The Wiz, for his behind-the-scenes role between 1997 and 2002 orchestrating no-bid government contracts in return for bribes in the form of cash, vacations, limo rides, strip club visits, and illicit payments to family-run businesses.