March 31, 2015

Former Walker aide sentenced

A former aid to Governor Scott Walker, who worked in his office when he was Milwaukee County Executive, has been sentenced for doing campaign fundraising work while at her taxpayer-funded job.

A judge in Milwaukee County on Thursday sentenced 62-year-old Darlene Wink to a year of probation, 50 hours of community service, and $2,000 in fines and court costs. Wink will also be unable to participate in political activities for a year, other than voting.

Wink pleaded guilty last year to two misdemeanor counts of political solicitation by a public employee. She was accused of doing fundraising work for a Republican candidate for lieutenant governor while she was at her Milwaukee County job.

The charges came out of a long running John Doe investigation launched by prosecutors that has targeted aides and associates of Walker when was county executive. Governor Walker has not been charged with any wrongdoing.