Campbell’s ex-chief sentenced in alleged kickback case |

Campbell’s ex-chief sentenced in alleged kickback case

DENVER ” The former chief of staff for retired Colorado Sen.

Ben Nighthorse Campbell was sentenced Friday to one year of probation for a federal charge of not reporting income that another staffer claimed was a kickback.

Virginia Kontnik was ordered to repay the $2,000 and pay a $2,000 fine. She apologized during the sentencing hearing.

The maximum punishment was a year in prison and $100,000 fine.

Kontnik pleaded guilty in March to one misdemeanor count of making a false statement.

Prosecutors said she did not report the income on a 2002 financial disclosure report.

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