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Ellipsis Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-11-11 10:28 AM
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Railroad executive charged with campaign law violations (WISCONSIN)
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Edited on Mon Apr-11-11 10:29 AM by Ellipsis
Source: By Daniel Bice of the Journal Sentinel

Railroad executive William E. Gardner was charged Monday morning with two felony counts of violating campaign finance laws for reimbursing his employees for making donations in political contests, including to Gov. Scott Walker in last year's governor's race.

Gardner was charged with one count of exceeding the campaign contribution limits, which is $10,000 per person in the gubernatorial contest. The other felony is for giving money to other individuals so they could make campaign contributions. Both are Class I felonies, which carry a maximum penalty of six months in jail and a $1,000 fine. The charges were filed Monday morning in Washington County, where Gardner lives.

Gardner is being charged under a state law that prohibits anyone from giving money to someone else so they may make a political donation. The violation is a Class I felony, which has a maximum punishment of 3.5 years in prison and a $10,000 fine, according to the complaint.

Gardner, president and chief executive officer of Wisconsin & Southern Railroad Co., told state regulators last year that he used railroad receipts to reimburse workers who had given to Scott Walker, who later defeated Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett, a Democrat, for governor.

Read more: http://www.jsonline.com/news/statepolitics/119595644.ht...



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