WisPolitics: Chvala Sentencing Web cast
In a courtroom packed with media, family and curious citizens, Former Senate Majority Leader Chuck Chvala was handed a 9-month jail sentence Thursday on two felony counts.
The Madison Democrat was facing 19 felony counts but entered an agreement in October to plead to one of misconduct in office and a count of violating state campaign finance laws. Dane County Judge David Flanagan also fined Chvala $5,500 and gave the prosecution 45 days to come up with a restitution order.
Chvala's statement appears at the 33-minute mark of the Web cast. The
video also includes statements from Chvala attorney James Olson and
prosecutor David Feiss.
Prosecutor Feiss said the case came down to "power, corruption and courage."
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