Jan 26, 2012

Two more former aides to Scott Walker charged with crimes

Scott Walker

Update: Scott Walker'a inner circle was responsible for setting up a secret e-mail-computer system that was used to conceal illegal fundraising.

Wisconsin wonders if it can get a statement of condemnation from Scott Walker as his former aides keep getting charged with criminal acts.

Is Scott Walker in favor or against criminal acts? The circle is closing in on Recall target, Scott Walker.

By Chris Bowers

Already, District Attorney John Chisholm's office has charged Tim Russell, former Walker deputy chief of staff, and former county veterans official Kevin Kavanaugh with stealing more than $60,000 in donations intended for Operation Freedom, an annual event honoring veterans at the county zoo. Both are facing multiple felonies.

Russell's domestic partner, Brian Pierick, was also charged with two felonies for child enticement. [Bice, Umhoefer. Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, Jan 26, 2012]
Two aides to Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker during his time as Milwaukee County Executive have been charged as part of an ongoing investigation of Walker staffers:
By Dan Bice: Two staffers who worked directly for Gov. Scott Walker while he was county executive were charged Thursday with illegally doing extensive political work while being paid by taxpayers to do county jobs.

Kelly Rindfleisch, deputy chief of staff to Walker in 2010, faces four felony counts of misconduct in office for working for then-Rep. Brett Davis' 2010 campaign for lieutenant governor while on the county clock. Davis, who lost in the Republican primary, is now Walker's state Medicaid director.[...]

Also facing two misdemeanors is Darlene Wink, Walker's one-time constituent services coordinator, who is accused of using county resources to raise money for Walker's 2010 gubernatorial bid. Wink, a former vice chair of the Milwaukee County Republican Party, resigned in May 2010 after admitting that she was spending part of her work day doing campaign work. [Wink is represented by a writer for the Waukesha, Wisconsin Freedom Weekly. Wisconsin's Pravda.]

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