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Tue Oct 9, 2012, 06:47 PM

Second former Walker aide expected to enter plea in John Doe investigation Read more: http://host.m

Source: Wisconsin State Journal

Prosecutors in Milwaukee County have reached a tentative plea deal with Kelly Rindfleisch, a former aide to Gov. Scott Walker when he was Milwaukee County executive.

Rindfleisch, 43, of Columbus, was scheduled to go to trial next week on four felony charges of misconduct in public office for allegedly doing campaign work while at her taxpayer-funded job as Walker's deputy chief of staff.

Instead, the two sides will meet in Milwaukee County Circuit Court at 1:30 p.m. Thursday to present a tentative deal before Judge David Hansher.

Rindfleisch would be the second former Walker staff to plead guilty to campaign-related charges. The other is Walker's former constituent services director, Darlene Wink.

Walker was subpoenaed to testify on Tuesday.




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Reply Second former Walker aide expected to enter plea in John Doe investigation Read more: http://host.m (Original post)
hue Oct 2012 OP
pacalo Oct 2012 #1
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alterfurz Oct 2012 #3
Historic NY Oct 2012 #4
Coyotl Oct 2012 #5
hue Oct 2012 #6
Omaha Steve Oct 2012 #7

Response to hue (Original post)

Tue Oct 9, 2012, 08:51 PM

1. Here's to catching the bigger fish:



But Rindfleisch's plea would not necessarily be all good news for the governor, said Mordecai Lee, professor of political science at UW-Milwaukee.

"Generally, what prosecutors want in these deals is for someone to implicate the higher-ups," Lee said. "You start with the small fish and work your way up the food chain.

"Who knows where this will lead? I'm guessing this isn't the end of the case."

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Response to hue (Original post)

Tue Oct 9, 2012, 09:19 PM

2. I hope she sang like a widdle birdie

 

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Response to hue (Original post)

Tue Oct 9, 2012, 09:40 PM

3. Perjure himself or take the 5th?

--either option seems more risky than simply paying off Kelly to take the fall, so I'm guessing maybe Scotty just sweetened the pot considerably?--stay tuned!

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Response to hue (Original post)

Tue Oct 9, 2012, 10:26 PM

4. Oh boy Snotty Scottie is going to get a grilling soon, under oath.

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Response to hue (Original post)

Tue Oct 9, 2012, 11:21 PM

5. Wink agreed to provide information and to cooperate in further prosecutions ... of Walker?

"Wink agreed to provide information in a related investigation into possible destruction of digital evidence and to cooperate in further prosecutions and proceedings."

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Response to hue (Original post)

Wed Oct 10, 2012, 12:01 PM

6. Rindfleisch pled guilty to one felony charge in return for something.

So she keeps one felony and is exchanging 3 felony charges for most likely some testimony or information for the prosecutor.

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Response to hue (Original post)

Wed Oct 10, 2012, 07:00 PM

7. K&R!

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