Tuesday, October 25, 2005

Former Wisconsin Senate President Pleads Guilty

As WAOW reports, the former president of the Wisconsin State Senate pled guilty today to one count of felony misconduct in office and one count of making illegal campaign contributions.

Chuck Chvala was already under investigation for using public resources for campaigning when the Wisconsin Democracy Campaign obtained and released a confidential memo from a lobbyist detailing how Chvala was shaking down ("would not look favorably upon") lobbyists and groups for campaign cash in return for not killing their bills.

Chvalas was eventually charged with 20 felony counts, including extortion and the aforementioned crimes.

Hey! This democracy thing actually works with a little work.

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