Wednesday, November 23, 2005

Kesterson Sentenced in E-mail Smear Case

Dane County Board Chair Kevin Kesterson was sentenced Tuesday to 100 hours of community service and fined $1,000 for his actions during an investigation of a smear campaign against another Dane County supervisor. Kesterson was sentenced by Dane County Circuit Court Judge Richard Niess.

Kesterson, a friend of former Dane County Board member Patrick DePula, was charged with lying to police by telling them he did not know about a malicious and defamatory e-mail sent by DePula in the name of County Board member Don Eggert. He entered an Alford plea, meaning he maintained his innocence but also admitted there was enough evidence for him to be found guilty.

See a selection of documents from the case, including Kesterson's plea questionnaire, the defense motion to allow an Alford plea and samples of e-mails entered as evidence.

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