August 20, 2014

Rail CEO sentenced on campaign contribution charges

MILWAUKEE – The president of regional railroad Wisconsin & Southern, William Gardner, was sentenced to 24 months’ probation by a state court here after pleading guilty to improperly donating some $53,000 to the election campaign of Wisconsin’s Republican Gov. Scott Walker. Prosecutors charged that at Gardner’s direction, his employees wrote campaign contribution checks from their own [...]

Wisconsin rail CEO faces felony charges

MILWAUKEE — The CEO of privately owned regional railroad Wisconsin & Southern, William Gardner, says he will plead guilty to felony charges of making some $53,000 in illegal political campaign donations to Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, reports the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Gov. Walker has been leading his state’s attack on public-employee collective bargaining rights. Lesser [...]