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Rail CEO gets probation in election case

WEST BEND, Wis. (AP) — A Wisconsin railroad executive has been sentenced to two years probation for violating state campaign finance laws. The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports Washington County Circuit Judge James Pouros also sentenced William Gardner to 100 hours of community service at a charter school in Milwaukee. Gardner is president and chief executive officer of Wisconsin & Southern ...

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Railroad CEO pleads guilty to illegal donations

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A Wisconsin railroad magnate has pleaded guilty to making illegal political contributions. Prosecutors charged Wisconsin & Southern Railroad Co. Chief Executive William Gardner last month with one count of excessive political contributions and one count of unlawful political contribution, both felonies. They accused him of asking his employees to make tens of thousands of dollars in ...

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Railroad executive charged with making illegal donations (UPDATE)

By TODD RICHMOND Associated Press MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A Wisconsin railroad magnate accused of illegally donating to Gov. Scott Walker’s campaign said Monday he would plead guilty but didn’t realize he had done anything wrong when he asked employees to donate tens of thousands of dollars and then reimbursed them. Wisconsin & Southern Railroad Co. Chief Executive William Gardner ...

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