MADISON — A
judge has sentenced a former Jefferson County drug task force
supervisor to eight months in jail for stealing from the team's
undercover buy fund.
A jury found
Timothy Madson guilty of misconduct in office in July. According
to the criminal complaint and a state Department of Justice news
release, Madson wrote more than $20,000 in checks to himself from
the buy fund between 2006 and 2011, claiming he was reimbursing
himself for expenses that turned out to be bogus.
Circuit Judge Lloyd Carter on Wednesday ordered Madson to serve 18
months' probation with a condition that he spend 240 days in jail.
ordered Madson to pay the task force $10,000 and pay $5,000 in