MILWAUKEE (WKOW) -- A former aide to Governor Scott Walker was sentenced to probation for her conviction on doing campaign work on county time.
Darlene Wink was also ordered Thursday to pay a fine and $2,000 for court costs. Wink pleaded guilty last year to two misdemeanor counts of political solicitation by a public employee. She was charged as part of the John Doe investigation in Milwaukee County.
Wink worked for Walker while he was Milwaukee County Executive.
She faced up to a year in prison, but prosecutors agreed not to recommend time behind bars because Wink had a clean record and she cooperated with the prosecution of other cases.
Before sentencing, Wink offered a tearful apology and said she recognizes what she did was wrong.
Walker has not been charged with wrongdoing.
MILWAUKEE (WKOW) -- A former aide to Governor 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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