Boone Co. mum on possible name change to Wilson HQ

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 (http://bit.ly/HyXSEY ) 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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Information from: Columbia Daily Tribune, http://www.columbiatribune.com

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