Former MO Governor Gets Probation

    FILE - In this Oct. 26, 2000, file photo is former Missouri Gov. Roger Wilson in St. Louis. Federal prosecutors announced Thursday, April 12, 2012, that Wilson has been indicted on charges of misappropriating $5,000 from a firm created by the state legislature to provide worker's compensation insurance. Wilson, a 66-year-old Democrat, was lieutenant governor and served briefly as governor following the death of Mel Carnahan in a plane crash in late 2000. (AP Photo/Tom Gannam, File)

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    Former Missouri governor Roger Wilson was sentenced to two years of federal probation for hiding the source of a $5,000 contribution to the Missouri Democratic Party, after pleading guilty in April. Wilson admitted to acting with the late Douglas Morgan to hide Missouri Employers Mutual Insurance Co. as the source of the 2009 contribution. Wilson was interim president of the company while Morgan was chairman of the board. As part of his sentence, Wilson must also perform 100 hours of community service and pay a $5,000 fine. He was governor of Missouri from October 2000 to January 2001, serving the last three months of his predecessor’s term.

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