Former Governor Roger Wilson indicted by a grand jury.
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Former Governor Roger Wilson indicted by a grand jury.

Date: April 12, 2012
By: Sherman Fabes
State Capitol Bureau

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Well liked former Governor Roger Wilson was indicted Wednesday night on charges of money laundering and many people in state government are surprised at the charges.
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Wrap: A state of shock.

That's how many state lawmakers are looking at the indictment of former Governor Roger Wilson.

Lieutenant governor Peter Kinder considers Wilson a friend since first serving in state government with him in 1993.

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Description: "It is a surprise, and a sad one to those of us who know and like Roger. The real question is who put him up to this. This didn't come from Roger waking up one morning and deciding to start laundering money for the first time in his career."

Wilson was charged with missappropriating funds from Missouri Employers Mutual and faces up to six months in prison.

From the state Capitol I'm Sherman Fabes. Newsradio 1120 --- KMOX.

Intro: 
After former Governor Roger Wilson was indicted Wednesday for laundering money through Missouri Employers Mutual, state lawmakers are surprised at the charges.
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Actuality:  KELLY.WAV
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Description: "It's a tragedy. He's a very fine man and a good friend and I hate to see this happen."

That was Columbia representative Chris Kelly reacting to the indictment of former Governor Roger Wilson.

His reaction was a response shared by many in state government.

And for Kelly, he was more than a colleague, but also a friend.

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Description: "His reputation with me is in tact. I served with him in county government and in different state capacities and never saw the man be anything but as straight as an arrow."

Wilson was charged with missappropriating funds from Missouri Employers Mutual and faces up to six months in prison.

From the state Capitol I'm Sherman Fabes. Newsradio 1120 --- KMOX.


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