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Former Fiesta Bowl chief operating officer Natalie Wisneski pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court Thursday to one count of conspiracy for her role in the Fiesta Bowl political contribution scandal.

Under terms of her plea agreement, Wisneski must cooperate with prosecutors and the Internal Revenue Service in ongoing investigations. She will be sentenced to probation or a term of incarceration for no longer than 12 months.

Wisneski conspired with former Fiesta Bowl CEO John Junker to reimburse Fiesta Bowl employees for political contributions to national campaigns for office, which is against federal law, during the years 2007 and 2008.

She is scheduled for sentencing June 6.

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