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Ex-drug task force supervisor sentenced

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A judge has sentenced a former Jefferson County drug task force supervisor to eight months in jail for stealing from the team’s undercover buy fund.

A jury found Timothy Madson guilty of misconduct in office in July. According to the criminal complaint and a state Department of Justice news release, Madson wrote more than $20,000 in checks to himself from the buy fund between 2006 and 2011, claiming he was reimbursing himself for expenses that turned out to be bogus.

Waukesha County Circuit Judge Lloyd Carter on Wednesday ordered Madson to serve 18 months’ probation with a condition that he spend 240 days in jail.

Carter also ordered Madson to pay the task force $10,000 and pay $5,000 in fines.

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