Thu Jan 10, 2013, 04:40 PM
hue (3,464 posts)
Former aide apologizes to Walker during sentencing for county crimes
Darlene Wink made a tearful apology to Gov. Scott Walker Thursday during her sentencing for doing fundraising work for the governor while at her taxpayer-paid county job in 2009.
Wink, 62, was sentenced by Milwaukee County Circuit Court Judge Daniel Konkol to a year's probation, 50 hours of community service and $1,000 in fines. He also prohibited the longtime Republican political activist from taking part in any political activity other than voting for a year.
An emotional Wink offered an apology to the judge, "the taxpayers, my former boss and my friends and family" for her offenses. Her lawyer, Peter Wolff, said Wink was referring to Walker, whom he noted she greatly admires.
Wink was convicted of two misdemeanor counts of soliciting political donations for Walker while working at her courthouse job. She was Walker's constituent services coordinator while he was Milwaukee County executive. She worked on two fundraising events for Walker in 2009, when Walker was a GOP candidate for governor.
Prosecutors found evidence of "hundreds" of political contacts she had made while on the job, said Assistant District Attorney Bruce Landgraf. While her offenses were serious, they were far less so than felonies by other Walker aides, Landgraf said....
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Thu Jan 10, 2013, 05:03 PM
Jackpine Radical (39,293 posts)
1. In my dreams, she's apologizing in advance
for what she had to tell the prosecutor in order to get her light sentence.
It ain't over til the fat lady sings.
We can have democracy in this country, or we can have great wealth concentrated in the hands of a few, but we can't have both.--Justice Louis Brandeis