1998Wilkerson was charged by the Office of Campaign and Political Finance for illegally using campaign funds for personal expenses. The office settled on $11,500 in penalties. She was charged with spending $500 on a skirt suit, which she said she bought to wear to campaign events.
She served 30 days in a halfway house for violating the terms of a six-month home confinement sentence for failing to pay $50,000 in federal income taxes from the previous year's case.
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