alibozekPaul Bass photo
The last major figure to be sentenced in the Rowland corruption scandals escaped a prison term Monday thanks to a federal judge in New Haven known for his soft touch.At the close of a 59-minute session in U.S. District Court on Church Street, Judge Peter C. Dorsey sentenced Lawrence Alibozek (at center in above photo) to one year of home confinement, 300 hours of community service, and mental health evaluation and counseling. Alibozek also must pay the state back $100,000 for the cash, airline tickets and swanky hotel accommodations he received as bribes during his time as deputy chief of staff for former Gov. John G. Rowland.