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Mon Nov 19, 2012, 06:21 PM

Walker, key aides implicated during Doe sentencing

Source: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Gov. Scott Walker and his top campaign and Milwaukee County aides were implicated Monday in a scheme in which they routinely commingled political and official county business.

The disclosures came during the sentencing of a former aide to Walker during his last year as Milwaukee County executive.

Kelly M. Rindfleisch, 44, was sentenced by Judge David Hansher to six months in jail and three years probation for a single felony count of misconduct in office. But the judge stayed the sentence pending Rindfleisch's appeal to the state Appeals Court or the state Supreme Court.

In a lengthy presentation during Rindfleisch's sentencing, Assistant District Attorney Bruce Landgraf displayed numerous emails between Rindfleisch and key members of Walker's campaign staff in which they discussed how to handle county issues in 2010, while Walker was a candidate for governor.

Landgraf said "The Campaign Group" included Walker, his campaign manager Keith Gilkes, campaign spokeswoman Jill Bader, campaign adviser R.J. Johnson. It also included several top county aides to Walker: Cindy Archer, who was county administration director; county chief of staff Tom Nardelli; county housing director Timothy Russell; spokeswoman Fran McLaughlin; and Rindfleisch.

Rindfleisch served as Walker's policy adviser and later his deputy chief of staff at the county.
The charges against Rindfleisch stem from a secret John Doe investigation that included seizure of computers she used at her home and her courthouse office, some 25 feet from Walker's. That happened on Nov. 1, 2010, a day before Walker's election as governor, according to prosecutors.

Read more: http://www.jsonline.com/news/milwaukee/walker-key-aides-implicated-during-doe-sentencing-fn7n3s3-180021891.html



This is the first time Walker's name has been specifically included as one being investigated.

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Reply Walker, key aides implicated during Doe sentencing (Original post)
hue Nov 2012 OP
Berlum Nov 2012 #1
ProudProgressiveNow Nov 2012 #15
hobbit709 Nov 2012 #2
freshwest Nov 2012 #3
Dog Gone at Penigma Nov 2012 #4
MotherPetrie Nov 2012 #5
Blue Owl Nov 2012 #6
WillyT Nov 2012 #7
hue Nov 2012 #8
SamKnause Nov 2012 #9
Panasonic Nov 2012 #10
AllyCat Nov 2012 #11
reteachinwi Nov 2012 #12
sheshe2 Nov 2012 #13
defacto7 Nov 2012 #14
a kennedy Nov 2012 #16
Zoeisright Nov 2012 #17
Coyotl Nov 2012 #18
Jackpine Radical Nov 2012 #19
SWTORFanatic Nov 2012 #20
GOPGoindown Nov 2012 #21
hrmjustin Nov 2012 #22

Response to hue (Original post)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 06:28 PM

1. Walker needs to take the Perp Walk (R)

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Response to Berlum (Reply #1)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 07:51 PM

15. +1 nt

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Response to hue (Original post)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 06:29 PM

2. Nail that smarmy bastard.

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Response to hue (Original post)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 06:30 PM

3. Walker's attorneys will be working overtime. Will his real bosses, the Koch brothers, save him?

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Response to hue (Original post)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 06:38 PM

4. I knew it!

This doesn't surprise me at all -- what a crook!

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Response to hue (Original post)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 06:38 PM

5. Fingers crossed!

 

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Response to hue (Original post)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 06:47 PM

6. An honest forthright character like Walker wouldn't cheat his way into office



I still don't believe Wisconsin actually elected this prick. Not for one red minute.

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Response to hue (Original post)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 06:48 PM

7. HUGE K & R !!!




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Response to hue (Original post)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 06:51 PM

8. All this time Wanker demonstrated the hallmark of a Re/Teapuke-->the lie that he wasn't a target!

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Response to hue (Original post)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 06:52 PM

9. Walker

Would so enjoy seeing Walker in an orange jumpsuit with matching cuffs and shackles.

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Response to hue (Original post)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 07:14 PM

10. Sing, Kelly, sing.....

 

We need indictments of Walker, and need it yesterday.

Now, sing, Kelly!

You can be easily freed tomorrow if you sing.

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Response to hue (Original post)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 07:18 PM

11. I wondered when this would come.

While a conviction won't save our state (Kleefisch), it might take some of the wind out of his sails.

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Response to AllyCat (Reply #11)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 07:21 PM

12. And money out of his pockets.

 

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Response to hue (Original post)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 07:24 PM

13. That is excellent news!

Scottie well deserves time behind bars for what he has done to the State of Wisconsin!

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Response to hue (Original post)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 07:41 PM

14. Rindfleisch huh?

that's beef in German...

I think her name is Hackfleisch now, Ground beef.

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Response to hue (Original post)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 07:52 PM

16. Let him fry.......dang I hope something comes out of this.....

he needs to be disposed of. Ugh......

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Response to hue (Original post)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 08:18 PM

17. So when is the Justice Department going to do something about this???

Huh?

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Response to hue (Original post)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 08:45 PM

18. Any indication this connects to the county Elections division?

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Response to hue (Original post)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 09:03 PM

19. I betcha it goes to the SC, where the criminal majority will have no problem

tossing out the whole sordid case.

Gawd, I hope I'm wrong.

But on the other hand, the relative lightness of the sentence, and the single felony count sorta hint of a States Evidence sort of deal.

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Response to hue (Original post)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 09:30 PM

20. "This needs to be done covertly so it's not tied to Scott or the campaign in any way."

Hmmmmmmmmm

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Response to hue (Original post)

Tue Nov 20, 2012, 12:00 AM

21. From WisPolitics.com

"Landgraf used a detailed power point presentation to implicate Walker and his aides in doing political work using county resources.

Rindfleisch attorney Franklyn Gimbel said "what jumped off the page" in Landgraf's 65-minute presentation was that his client was the only one of those mentioned in the power point who's facing jail time.

"Scott Walker has not been accused of any wrongdoing," Gimbel said, raising both hands in exasperation."

http://www.wispolitics.com/index.iml?Article=284677

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Response to hue (Original post)

Tue Nov 20, 2012, 01:05 PM

22. Huge K&R!

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