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Former Assembly Speaker Scott Jensen pleads no contest to civil forfeiture


WAUKESHA (WKOW) -- Former Assembly Speaker Scott Jensen has agreed to plead no contest to a civil forfeiture to settle three felony charges.

According to WisPolitics, Jensen was ordered to pay a fine of $5,000 and $89 in court costs as well as $67,147 with 60 days to cover the legal fees taxpayers paid on his behalf.

Jensen is accused of using state resources to run political campaigns in 2002. He was convicted of three felonies in Dane County Court but those were overturned after his appeal.

Jensen also agreed not to appeal his misdemeanor conviction from his original trial in Dane County court. Waukesha County DA Brad Schimel said that bars Jensen from seeking office because no one can appear on a Wisconsin ballot who has been convicted of violating the public trust.

Jensen declined to answer questions following today's hearing in Waukesha County Circuit Court, instead handing reporters a statement calling it "a day of thanksgiving."

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