Georgia Thompson – Guilty
Georgia Thompson was convicted on two felony charges after jurors deliberated four hours.
Federal jurors found a state purchasing official guilty of fraud charges today. They agreed with prosecutors’ argument that she steered a
contract to a company with ties to Governor Doyle.
Jurors returned the guilty verdicts against Georgia Thompson.
She faces up to 20 years in prison on two felony charges — causing
a misapplication of state funds and participating in a scheme to
defraud the state of the right to her honest services.
During the weeklong trial, prosecutors accused the Department of
Administration purchasing supervisor of steering a contract to book
state travel to Adelman Travel Group last year.
The Glendale firm’s CEO gave $10,000 to Doyle before and after winning the contract, which was worth an estimated $750,000.
Prosecutors used e-mails and other records to paint a cozy
relationship between Doyle’s administration and Adelman.
I checked, butso far no reaction from the Doyle campaign or the Democrats. I did see a Doyle-Lawton blog post “state property up for grabs” but it turns out it’s just about a state effort to sell some excess property.
To my partisan Democrat readers: at what point does Barbara Lawton distance herself from Jim Doyle?