Ex Gov. Wilson’s Place in History in Jeopardy

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Boone County officials have yet to decide whether to remove the name of former Missouri Gov. Roger Wilson from the county government center.

Wilson pleaded guilty last week to a federal misdemeanor charge of misusing money involved in an illegal political donation. The Columbia Daily Tribune reports  that Boone County commissioners met Saturday but did not discuss the matter.

The Roger B. Wilson County Government Center in Columbia was dedicated in September 2001 and includes a bronze bust of Wilson.

Wilson is a Columbia native and former Democratic lieutenant governor. He served briefly as governor after Mel Carnahan died in a 2000 plane crash.

He will be sentenced in July after admitting to helping secretly steer $5,000 from a state-created insurance fund to the Missouri Democratic Party.

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