LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — A federal probe of former Gov. Paul Patton's administration ended Monday with the sentencing of Patton's one-time mistress to two years probation, the chief prosecutor said.

Tina Conner, who admitted to a "small-scale fraud," as her attorney described it, and who claimed Patton played a supporting role, was sentenced Monday by a judge who refused to withdraw her guilty plea. Patton denied any wrongdoing.

Patton had been in office for seven years when news of the two-year relationship with Conner led him into retirement. He has consistently denied doing anything illegal to help Conner — or to harm her businesses after the affair, as she alleged in a sexual harassment lawsuit.