- Associated Press - Tuesday, February 3, 2015

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - Connecticut Attorney General George Jepsen became ill briefly during a news conference with U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder in Washington, D.C.

Jepsen spokeswoman Jaclyn Falkowski says Jepsen was “a little under the weather” with a stomach problem and had to step away from the event Tuesday. She says Jepsen felt better a short time later after drinking water and went back to give remarks.

The 60-year-old Democrat was sweating, his hand was shaking and he appeared to have trouble bracing himself as he, Holder and other officials were announcing a $1.38 billion settlement with Standard & Poor’s, which was accused of knowingly inflating its ratings of risky mortgage investments that helped trigger the financial crisis.

Falkowski says Jepsen didn’t need treatment afterward and was to return to Connecticut Tuesday afternoon.

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