MILWAUKEE (WKOW) -- Sentencing has been postponed for a second time for an aide to then-Milwaukee County Executive Scott Walker.
Sixty-one-year-old Darlene Wink pleaded guilty in February to two misdemeanor charges. She was to be sentenced Tuesday, but the judge once again granted a prosecutor's request to push the sentencing back, this time until November 21.
Wink was convicted of working on a political campaign on county time.
As part of Wink's plea deal, she agreed to cooperate with prosecutors in ongoing investigations of other associates close to now-Gov. Walker. Assistant district attorney Bruce Landgraf told the judge two investigations are still in progress.
Defense attorney Peter Wolff says his client is eager to have the matter closed, but she will continue to cooperate.
MILWAUKEE (WKOW) -- A former aide to then-Milwaukee County Executive Scott Walker will be sentenced Tuesday for working on Walker's run for governor while at her county job.
Sixty-one-year-old Darlene Wink faces possible jail time on two misdemeanor convictions. But in a plea bargain, prosecutors are expected to support a probation term for Wink in exchange for her cooperation with a continuing investigation.
In the fall of 2009, while at her county job, Wink solicited donations for the Walker campaign and tried to arrange a fundraising event to coincide with Walker's birthday.
Wink is the first of several former aides who have been criminally charged to be convicted. Former aide Kelly Rindfleisch is also charged with allegedly carrying out political activity while on the job; and former chief of staff Tim Russell is charged with allegedly stealing thousands of dollars from a fund intended to support veterans.
As part of this John Doe investigation, railroad owner William Gardner was convicted last year of violating campaign laws in making donations to the Walker campaign.
MILWAUKEE (WKOW) -- Darlene Wink is scheduled to be sentenced Tuesday for working on a political campaign on county time.
Wink was a former aide to then-Milwaukee County Executive Scott Walker.
Back in February, the 61-year-old pleaded guilty to two misdemeanor charges. She faces a maximum combined penalty of one year in prison and a $2,000 fine.
Wink was going to be sentenced two months ago, but prosecutors asked for an extension.
Officials say a plea deal required Wink to help with an ongoing investigation of other associates close to Walker.
Five other Walker aides and associates have also been charged. The allegations against them range from embezzlement to campaigning on county time.
Walker has not been charged.
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