- Associated Press - Wednesday, June 29, 2016

MADISON, Wis. (AP) - A former Wisconsin Capitol Police officer has pleaded guilty to stealing a state-owned painting from the governor’s mansion.

Thirty-two-year-old Travis Sackett of Tempe, Arizona, pleaded guilty Wednesday to felony theft for stealing the 1968 painting “Gold Fantasy Box,” by Wisconsin artist Aaron Bohrod.

The Wisconsin State Journal (https://bit.ly/298Wm3a ) reports another charge - mail fraud, for selling the painting to a Connecticut art dealer - was dismissed but can be considered when the judge sentences Sackett in August.

Under a plea agreement, both sides are recommending that Sackett be placed on probation and serve 10 months in jail.

Sackett was a Capitol Police officer from 2009 to 2011. He worked nights at the governor’s mansion in Maple Bluff.

The painting was discovered missing from storage at the residence in January.

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Information from: Wisconsin State Journal, https://www.madison.com/wsj

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