Former Fiesta Bowl official sentenced to probation
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PHOENIX (AP) - The Fiesta Bowl's former chief operating officer has been sentenced to two years of probation for her role in an illegal campaign-finance scheme.
The Arizona Republic reports that Natalie Wisneski was sentenced Monday in federal court. She pleaded guilty to a conspiracy charge in March.
Wisneski avoided jail time because she helped prosecutors in multiple cases against current and former Fiesta Bowl employees who were allegedly engaged in the scheme.
Wisneski conspired with others to ask bowl employees to make campaign contributions. The employers were then illegally reimbursed by the bowl.
The scheme, first reported by The Arizona Republic, tarnished the Fiesta Bowl's image.
During her sentencing, Wisneski apologized to the Fiesta Bowl and to the court for her mistakes.
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