Doyle official charged in travel case
A state Department of Administration official has been indicted in connection with a contract awarded to Adelman Travel.
Georgia Thompson, 55, of Waunakee, has been charged with two federal felonies: causing misapplication of funds and participating in a scheme to defraud the state of Wisconsin of the right to honest services. Thompson was on a team of evaluators that reviewed bids for a contract to be the state’s “travel partner.”
The indictment alleges that Thompson:
- Intentionally inflated the scores of Adelman Travel, which was in competition with other agencies to be named the state’s “travel partner”
- Suggested that committee members change scores when evaluating the agencies.
- Prevented the contract from being awarded to another agency despite the other committee members’ unanimous decision.
Adelman ultimately was awarded the contract, which had been the subject of political debate and investigation.
If convicted, Thompson faces a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison.
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