Wisconsin Democracy Campaign Issues Correction on Scott Jensen

June 22, 2015

On April 30, the Wisconsin Democracy Campaign published an article, “Scott Jensen Named First Influence Peddler of the Month.” The original version of that article said that Jensen “plea bargained to a misdemeanor and an ethics code violation.” A more accurate description is that Jensen reached an agreement with then-District Attorney Brad Schimel to drop the three felony charges in exchange for Jensen agreeing to reimburse the state for legal fees, to pay a $5,000 forfeiture, and to enter a “no contest” plea to an ethics code violation for violating standards of conduct for public officials. Jensen had previously chosen not to appeal his 2006 misdemeanor charge. The Wisconsin Democracy Campaign regrets any misunderstanding that the original version may have caused.