Who does she think she is, Scott Jensen?
Different strokes applied to different folks:
Judge says Thompson can't remain free during her appealAnd on the other hand:
By RYAN J. FOLEY
Associated Press Writer
MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- A federal judge has denied a former state employee's request to stay out of prison while she appeals her conviction on charges she steered a travel contract to a donor of Gov. Jim Doyle.
In a ruling released Friday, U.S. District Judge Rudolph Randa said Georgia Thompson hadn't shown that she was likely to have the conviction on two counts of felony fraud overturned or be granted a new trial.
As a result, he upheld his earlier ruling that she report to prison to begin serving an 18-month sentence on Nov. 27.
Of course, if Georgia Thompson wins her appeal the time she spends in prison will be returned to her, apparently.
Jensen to remain free pending appeals;
Ex-lawmaker's case could take two years
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Jun 20, 2006
Madison-- A judge ruled Monday that former state Assembly Speaker Scott Jensen won't have to begin serving his 15-month prison sentence until he exhausts the appeals of his conviction for having aides campaign on state time.
The Town of Brookfield Republican will not have to start his prison sentence on July 15 as originally ordered and instead can remain free on a $10,000 bond, said Dane County Circuit Judge Steven Ebert.
The appeals process could take up to two years.
Ebert noted that he remains convinced a jury was correct in convicting Jensen earlier this year of three felonies and one misdemeanor. But the judge said he recognized that if Jensen ultimately wins his appeal, time spent in prison "cannot be returned" to him.