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UPDATE: Former Walker aide fined, avoids jail time

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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.

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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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