Sentencing postponed for former Walker aide
Darlene Wink talks with attorney Peter Wolff before she makes her appearance in court Thursday. Wink is one of two staffers who worked directly for Gov. Scott Walker while he was county executive that were charged with illegally doing extensive political work while being paid by taxpayers to do county jobs. STORY Image by Kristyna Wentz-Graff
MILWAUKEE (AP) -- Sentencing has been postponed for a second time for an aide to Gov. Scott Walker when he was Milwaukee County executive.
Sixty-one-year-old Darlene J. Wink pleaded guilty in February to two misdemeanor charges. She was to be sentenced Tuesday, but the judge once again granted a prosecutor's request to push the sentencing back, this time until Nov. 21.
Wink was convicted of working on a political campaign on county time.
As part of Wink's plea deal, she agreed to cooperate with prosecutors in ongoing investigations of other associates close to now-Gov. Walker. Assistant district attorney Bruce Landgraf told the judge two investigations are still in progress.
Defense attorney Peter Wolff says his client is eager to have the matter closed, but she will continue to cooperate.