Former Missouri Governor Pleads Guilty To Illegally Laundering Money

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ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI)-- Former Missouri Governor Roger Wilson has been sentenced to 2 years federal probation and to serve 100 hours of community service.

Wilson was governor in the months following the death of Governor Mel Carnahan in 2000. He pleaded guilty to illegally laundering campaign contributions to the Missouri Democratic Party. Wilson did it while serving as CEO of the Missouri Employers Mutual Insurance Company. The contribution would have been legal had Wilson not tried to hide it by funneling the $5,000 donation through a St. Louis law firm.

Wilson was convicted of funneling the contributions through the law firm of St. Louis Attorney Ed Greisedeick the third.

Greisedeick was also sentenced.