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Former Readstown Police Chief fined, gets time served


VIROQUA, Wisconsin (WXOW) -- Former Village of Readstown Police Chief Shay Larson was fined $1,000 dollars but no prison time Monday for his convictions on three counts of felony misconduct in public office. 

The charges stem from a 2009 incident in which prosecutors argued Larson turned a blind eye to three people who were drinking in a motor vehicle. 

Larson was convicted by a jury in September. 

District Attorney Timothy Gaskell had asked Larson be fined $3,000 for his crimes, as well as be sentenced to six months in jail. 

But Vernon County Judge Michael Rosborough opted for the $1,000 fine and time served. 

Larson's defense attorney declined to comment on the sentencing. 

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