Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Doyle authorizes payment of Thompson's legal fees

Gov. Doyle signed legislation Tuesday authorizing nearly $229,000 in state money to cover Georgia Thompson's legal costs.

The new law is the final financial restitution for Thompson, who was convicted of rigging a state travel contract and served 18 months in prison before a federal appeals court overturned the conviction. She has already received lost wages from her position at the Department of Administration.

The bill was one of 11 signed into law by Doyle today.

See the press release: http://www.wispolitics.com/index.iml?Article=120632

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