OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A Nebraska state senator has agreed to plead guilty to two misdemeanor charges stemming from allegations that she misused campaign cash at casinos and filed false reports concealing that.
Nebraska Attorney General Jon Bruning announced the charges Wednesday against state Sen. Brenda Council. He says Council has agreed to plead guilty.
Bruning says it's clear Council has a problem with gambling. She withdrew $63,000 at casinos over the last several years and deposited $36,000 in cash.
Council is running for a second term representing northeast Omaha's District 11 against her predecessor, Ernie Chambers, who was the longest-serving member of the Nebraska Legislature.
She did not immediately respond to a telephone message left at her office.