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Walker was to sign budget at company led by felon

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The chief executive officer at the Green Bay company where Gov. Scott Walker originally planned to sign the budget on Sunday spent three months behind bars for six felony counts of income tax evasion in the 1990s.

The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported Friday that Badger Sheet Metal Works executive Gregory A. DeCaster was also sentenced to two years of supervised release and fined $10,000.

The 57-year-old DeCaster told the paper that a former bookkeeper was to blame for the tax problems, but he had to do time because his name was on the tax returns.

Walker spokesman Cullen Werwie said a new location of the bill signing will be announced later Friday. Werwie said Walker had no knowledge of DeCaster’s past legal troubles.

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