Oct 15, 2015

Scott Walker Hit Probe of Jobs Agency as "Witchhunt," Warrants Sworn Out and More Coming

Scott Walker hates audits, investigations and probes of government operations for which he is responsible.

In May 2015 Walker—the former chair who resigned/was fired from his own flagship and embattled 'jobs' agency—through a spokesperson blasted Dane County District Attorney Ismael Ozanne's decision to review a recent audit of the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC) to determine whether to open a criminal investigation.

Walker called the probe of WEDC a "political witchunt." (DeFour, Wisconsin State Journal) (Mal Contends)

Walker spokeswoman Laurel Patrick said, "This is clearly political gamesmanship by legislative Democrats and others more interested in playing politics than in helping improve economic development in Wisconsin," (DeFour, Wisconsin State Journal) (Mal Contends).

Don't look, nothing to see here. This is the tip of the iceberg (Oneida Eye).

Today, Matthew DeFour reports in the Wisconsin State Journal that:

A Green Bay businessman is under criminal investigation for allegedly defrauding the state’s job creation agency of more than $1 million, according to search warrants obtained by the State Journal.

Ron Van Den Heuvel has not been charged with a crime, but he is suspected of committing theft and securities fraud against several parties, including the Wisconsin Economic Development Corp., according to six search warrants the Brown County Sheriff’s Office executed at Van Den Heuvel’s home and businesses in De Pere and Ashwaubenon in July.

Even clearer now why our hopelessly corrupt governor didn't want anyone looking too closely at what he does in office.

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