Hillary and Tina cover former Escambia County Commissioner Willie J. Junior and former Wisconsin State Senator Gary George.
From 1981 until 2003, Gary George served as Wisconsin’s State Senator known for being a maverick. But, when he failed to toe the party line one too many times, he became embroiled in a recall election and later sank further into the muck of corruption.
In 1983, Willie J. Junior made history as the first black commissioner of the Escambia County Commission. When charges of bribery, racketeering, and other crimes come to light, Junior mucks up his legacy. But, it’s his strange disappearance that catapults the Florida town into a decades long mystery.
“Former Wisconsin senator named in Laos plot court papers”--by Pioneer Press
“Gary George says he created school choice”--by Dave Humfoefer
The Badger Herald
“Gary George removed from ballot”--The Badger Herald
Fox 6 Now
“Running for Congress: Convicted felon Gary George”--AP Wire Service
Wisconsin Elections Commission
“About Recalls in Wisconsin”
The Chippewa Herald
“Revolt ousts Senator George” by Todd Richmond (Associated Press)
“State Sen. Gary George indicted on two conspiracy charges”--by Melissa Trujillo
“Former state senator sentenced to 4 years in prison”--by Todd Richmond (Associated Press)
“Gary George’s Grafton Mansion”--by Michael Horne
Wisconsin State Journal
“State court reinstates Gary George's law license”--by Associated Press
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
“Gary George vs Gwen Moore, and 2 Republicans face off, in congressional primary”--by Annysa Johnson
“Downfall”--by Joel McNally
“Ex-Wisconsin lawmaker implicated in Laos coup plot, federal agent says” by Demian Bulwa
Twin City Pioneer Press
“Former Wis. senator implicated in Laos plot had ties to Hmong”--by Pioneer Press
New York Times
“Political Briefing; Name Recognition, But With a Twist”--by B. Drummond Ayres Jr.
“Cloak and Dagger”--by Jessica McBride
Gary George Speaking to Reporters (screenshot via YouTube)
Gary George (Wisconsin)
Gwen Moore Congressional Photo (U.S. House Office of Photography)
"In 2005: Mysterious Death of Willie Junior"--Rick Outzen
McMillan v. Escambia County--United States Court of Appeals