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Wilkins Sentenced 

A former member of the Republican Party has been sent to jail.64-year-old Connie Wilkins will spend the next 6-months at the Kennebec County Jail for embezzling $48,000.Wilkins took the money from the Republican Party when she was in charge of finances for the party.In addition to the jail time, she’ll have to pay back the money. “Even though she confessed and showed remorse she can’t undo the damage that she caused, and so it was very important for Justice Nivison of the court to send a message that if you steal these sums of money you’re going to go to jail for a significant amount of time,” Kennebec County District Attorney Evert Fowle told TV5 Monday.Wilkins will also be on probation for three years.