Monday, October 24th, 2016

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?

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