MILWAUKEE, Wis. (WTAQ) - Former Milwaukee County Supervisor Toni Clark will spend 6 months behind bars for filing a false campaign report. While she is in jail Clark will have work-release privileges. She will be on probation for 3 years when she gets out. Clark pleaded guilty to the charge she put about $6,500 in campaign donations into her own personal bank account over a 7 year period.
Prosecutors said her personal and campaign financial records were such a mess, they couldn't figure out how she actually spent the money. Clark told the judge she was a gambling addict all the time she was in office. Judge Dennis Flynn acknowledged the positive work Clark did while in office -- and also as a teacher and youth mentor. He said her crime was a violation of the public trust and warranted a significant penalty.