Former Missouri Governor Roger Wilson was sentenced Monday to two years probation, a $5,000 fine, $5,000 restitution, and 100 hours of community service in Federal District Court.
St. Louis Attorney Edward Griesedieck III was sentenced to one year probation, $5,000 fine, $5,000 restitution, and 100-hours of community service.
The Federal Court says both were sentenced for their involvment in the misappropriation of funds from the Missouri Employers Mutual insurance company of Columbia.
The case involved illegal contributions to the state Democratic Party in 2009 that was billed to Missouri Employers Mutual, and approved by Wilson, who was CEO of the company at the time.
Griesedieck, who provided legal services to the insurance company, billed the contribution to the firm. Wilson, without permission from his Board, approved the political contribution.
The 63-year-old Wilson and 53-year-old Griesedieck entered guilty pleas in April to one misdemeanor count of misappropriation of funds from an insurer. Both appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Mary Ann Medler in St. Louis Monday.
Wilson was Missouri Governor for several months following the death of Gov. Mel Carnahan in October of 2000. He also served as a State Senator from Boone County. He apologized in court.
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