Governor aid sentenced
MILWAUKEE (AP) – A former aide to Gov. Scott Walker is due to be sentenced on charges that she did campaign work on county time. Darlene J. Wink faces a sentencing hearing Thursday afternoon. She pleaded guilty last year to two misdemeanor charges of political solicitation by a public employee. The charges carry a maximum combined penalty of one year in prison and a $2,000 fine. However, as part of a plea agreement prosecutors have agreed to recommend probation and restitution but no jail time. Assistant district attorney Bruce Landgraf notes that Wink has a clean criminal record, and she also cooperated with the prosecution of other cases. A message left with her defense attorney was not immediately returned. Wink used to work for Walker when he was the Milwaukee County executive.
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