Former Walker Aide Will Likely Avoid Jail Time

Created: 01/10/2013 7:05 AM KSTP.com By: Jennie Olson

A former aide to Gov. 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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