By The Associated Press
The Fiesta Bowl's former chief operating officer will receive only probation for a felony charge if a judge follows a prosecutors recommendation.
The Arizona Republic reports that U.S. attorney for Arizona John Leonardo asked the judge to grant Natalie Wisneski probation because she has fully cooperated with investigators. She faced up to a year in prison after pleading guilty to a conspiracy charge in March. Sentencing is set for Monday.
Wisneski and former bowl CEO John Junker admitted they conspired with each other and a bowl lobbyist to ask bowl employees to make campaign contributions. The employers were then illegally reimbursed by the bowl.
Junker pleaded guilty to federal and state charges and awaits sentencing.
Federal investigations into lobbyist Gary Husk continue. He has denied wrongdoing.