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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.

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  -Railroad executive charged with campaign law violations (WISCONSIN) Ellipsis  Apr-11-11 10:28 AM   #0 
  - A railroad executive intefering in an election - that's just so retro!  hedgehog   Apr-11-11 10:30 AM   #1 
  - And so Wisconsin  Jackpine Radical   Apr-11-11 10:31 AM   #4 
  - Go directly to Jail.  mahatmakanejeeves   Apr-11-11 11:33 AM   #20 
     - but, but, but ...  Bozita   Apr-11-11 12:28 PM   #26 
  - good. nt  xchrom   Apr-11-11 10:30 AM   #2 
  - Dupe  hedgehog   Apr-11-11 10:31 AM   #3 
  - That's just ONE  ewagner   Apr-11-11 10:31 AM   #5 
  - Buyers remorse  catgirl   Apr-11-11 10:34 AM   #7 
  - Busted!  catgirl   Apr-11-11 10:31 AM   #6 
  - One Kochroach many more to go?  Snoutport   Apr-11-11 10:35 AM   #8 
  - to start stomping harder...  movonne   Apr-11-11 10:41 AM   #10 
  - 'Cause we all know how much Walker loves railroads  Blue Owl   Apr-11-11 10:38 AM   #9 
  - $1,000 fine! Wow, that'll really show 'em  Newsjock   Apr-11-11 10:45 AM   #11 
  - Yes but he's been probed!  Ellipsis   Apr-11-11 10:53 AM   #13 
  - Skip the fine. Let him do time  think   Apr-11-11 10:59 AM   #14 
  - I think the OP said $10,000, but even that is chump change  Lifelong Protester   Apr-11-11 11:59 AM   #22 
  - K and R nt  Stuart G   Apr-11-11 10:49 AM   #12 
  - FUCK MAXIMUM.... what is the minimum penalty.... since the GOV WILL COMMUTE anyways lol  goobergoober01   Apr-11-11 11:02 AM   #15 
  - Walker says he wasn't lobbied by Gardner on high-speed line  Ellipsis   Apr-11-11 11:08 AM   #17 
     - Snotty probably wasn't ...  Myrina   Apr-11-11 12:54 PM   #27 
        - Think he's going to squeak? ...get immunity?  Ellipsis   Apr-11-11 01:05 PM   #28 
  - 18 months in the Marion gen pop  Doctor_J   Apr-11-11 11:06 AM   #16 
  - One wonders how common this and other more covert political behaviors are amongst employers, especia  patrice   Apr-11-11 11:09 AM   #18 
  - P.S. Think of the consequences of this type of behavior in America's "Health" "Care" . nt  patrice   Apr-11-11 11:10 AM   #19 
  - buying an election  SemperEadem   Apr-11-11 11:43 AM   #21 
  - walker killed this guys direct rail line from madison to milwaukee  madrchsod   Apr-11-11 12:07 PM   #23 
  - The map of the rail lines is quite interesting.  Ellipsis   Apr-11-11 12:12 PM   #24 
     - yes it is..espically the rail line to chicago...  madrchsod   Apr-11-11 03:11 PM   #29 
  - So is this why Walker gave wanted to convert the  EC   Apr-11-11 12:12 PM   #25 
  - Wake up America THE REPUBLICANS ARE CROOKED AND STEALING YOUR DEMOCRACY!!!  librechik   Apr-11-11 03:15 PM   #30 

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