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Fri Dec 7, 2012, 03:31 PM

Former Walker appointee given 2 years in prison for stealing $51K from Wis. veterans’ groups

Source: AP

MILWAUKEE — A former associate of Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker was sentenced Friday to two years in prison after he was convicted of embezzling more than $51,000 from donations intended to help veterans and their families.

Kevin D. Kavanaugh, 62, is the fifth person close to Walker to be convicted as a result of a long-running secret probe, and a sixth person is scheduled to face trial next month. Walker himself has not been charged with wrongdoing.

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Kavanaugh, whom Walker had named to the Milwaukee County Veterans Service Commission, was the treasurer of the Military Order of the Purple Heart, a veterans’ service organization. His job included distributing checks of at least $600 apiece to the widows and children of Wisconsin service members killed in action.

Prosecutors said Kavanaugh skimmed money from bank deposits and also made phony withdrawals, and then altered the books to mask the transactions.



Read more: http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/former-walker-appointee-sentenced-to-2-years-in-prison-for-stealing-51k-from-veterans-groups/2012/12/07/8f31fb10-4096-11e2-8a5c-473797be602c_story.html

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Reply Former Walker appointee given 2 years in prison for stealing $51K from Wis. veterans’ groups (Original post)
brentspeak Dec 2012 OP
Blue Owl Dec 2012 #1
AnotherMcIntosh Dec 2012 #2
Rider3 Dec 2012 #3
cbrer Dec 2012 #9
pansypoo53219 Dec 2012 #27
cbrer Dec 2012 #29
Quantess Dec 2012 #30
madrchsod Dec 2012 #4
Dakota Flint Dec 2012 #5
freshwest Dec 2012 #6
DJ13 Dec 2012 #7
hue Dec 2012 #20
siligut Dec 2012 #8
Swede Atlanta Dec 2012 #22
Myrina Dec 2012 #10
Stewland Dec 2012 #11
Jackpine Radical Dec 2012 #12
ewagner Dec 2012 #16
Jackpine Radical Dec 2012 #17
santamargarita Dec 2012 #13
sheshe2 Dec 2012 #14
vlyons Dec 2012 #15
ReRe Dec 2012 #18
hue Dec 2012 #19
mtasselin Dec 2012 #21
fascisthunter Dec 2012 #23
charmay Dec 2012 #24
lonestarnot Dec 2012 #25
NickP Dec 2012 #26
kelliekat44 Dec 2012 #28

Response to brentspeak (Original post)

Fri Dec 7, 2012, 03:39 PM

1. That is some cold, cold shit.

Just imagine the M$M outrage if this had been a Democrat.

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Response to brentspeak (Original post)

Fri Dec 7, 2012, 03:43 PM

2. Not enough.

 

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Response to brentspeak (Original post)

Fri Dec 7, 2012, 03:45 PM

3. Only 2 years?

I guess crime does pay.

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Response to Rider3 (Reply #3)

Fri Dec 7, 2012, 03:59 PM

9. Exactly my first thought

 

Until it becomes unprofitable for political thieves to operate, they will continue to prey upon the susceptible.

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Response to cbrer (Reply #9)

Sat Dec 8, 2012, 03:21 AM

27. no shit.

he needed to get the same if a black guy robbed a 7-11.
these guys need TWICE what an armed robbery gets. might be an actual deterrent.

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Response to pansypoo53219 (Reply #27)

Sat Dec 8, 2012, 07:32 PM

29. Hey it's a start nt

 

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Response to pansypoo53219 (Reply #27)

Sun Dec 9, 2012, 03:55 AM

30. Those were my exact thoughts when I read this article. (no text)

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Response to brentspeak (Original post)

Fri Dec 7, 2012, 03:48 PM

4. a vet ripping off money from the vets ....wow

i wonder if he`ll have enough balls to show up at a vets hospital when he gets out.

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Response to brentspeak (Original post)

Fri Dec 7, 2012, 03:54 PM

5. too soft

This despicable thing should have been sentenced to 51 years! Pounding rock for 16 hours a day, 7 days a week, 52 weeks a year.

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Response to brentspeak (Original post)

Fri Dec 7, 2012, 03:54 PM

6. When will Wanker get charged with anything? Who's gonna rat on Hosni?

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Response to brentspeak (Original post)

Fri Dec 7, 2012, 03:56 PM

7. I hope theres several vets in his prison block

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Response to DJ13 (Reply #7)

Fri Dec 7, 2012, 06:44 PM

20. Indeed prisons have their own justice system!

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Response to brentspeak (Original post)

Fri Dec 7, 2012, 03:57 PM

8. That's just so low

He claims alcoholism and PTSD turned him into pond scum.

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Response to siligut (Reply #8)

Fri Dec 7, 2012, 08:30 PM

22. If he indeed suffers from these diseases and disorders I have empathy

as a person...

But let's be clear, if his party had anything to say about it they would say it was all his own fault and he was on his own.

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Response to brentspeak (Original post)

Fri Dec 7, 2012, 04:01 PM

10. Sing, little birdie, sing!!

Implicate Snot as much as possible so the ratfucker can finally be indicted & removed from office.

Pleeeeeeeeeeeease????

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Response to brentspeak (Original post)

Fri Dec 7, 2012, 04:07 PM

11. Like attracts Like

 

If one digs deep there is most likely more scandals a brewing. This man is so arrogant and full of himself. Lets hope some more info emerges and Scotty will be toast along with his slimy friends.

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Response to brentspeak (Original post)

Fri Dec 7, 2012, 04:22 PM

12. They apparently found more embezzled $$ since the original Criminal Complaint. Here--

Here's the original complaint, which contains the following flowchart delineating the details of the embzzlement:

http://wispolitics.com/1006/large/120105_State_v_Kavanaugh.pdf

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Response to Jackpine Radical (Reply #12)

Fri Dec 7, 2012, 06:22 PM

16. That's pretty straight-forward skimming...

What an asshole!

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Response to ewagner (Reply #16)

Fri Dec 7, 2012, 06:39 PM

17. Yo, ewag. I expanded my thinking a little & did an OP you might be interested in--

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Response to brentspeak (Original post)

Fri Dec 7, 2012, 04:58 PM

13. That's the only reason these bastards are in politics...

is to steal! They don't know how to or care about governing, except to obstruct.

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Response to brentspeak (Original post)

Fri Dec 7, 2012, 06:12 PM

14. Cold!

Stealing money from the widow and of Vets.

Hell is not enough for one so despicable!

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Response to brentspeak (Original post)

Fri Dec 7, 2012, 06:18 PM

15. ya know, there are a lot of vets in prison

He will not be popular out on the exercise yard, and no one will have his back. That boy will be doing some very hard time.

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Response to brentspeak (Original post)

Fri Dec 7, 2012, 06:41 PM

18. I didn't read the WP article, because I'm sick and tired of being sick and tired, BUT.....

...I have a question. Were all of these guys giving this embezzled money to Scotty Walker as campaign contributions? Crooks are running our government.

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Response to brentspeak (Original post)

Fri Dec 7, 2012, 06:42 PM

19. Kavanaugh's roomate was also charged w/child enticement...

Brian Pierick, who is said to be roommates with Kavanaugh, was hired by the Department of Public Instruction (DPI) in October 2011 but was quickly released from duty. In a disturbing twist to the story, while gathering evidence for the embezzlement charges investigators found information that led to revelations that Pierick had been in communication with a 17 year old boy, who he apparently intended to have sexual relations with. Pierick was arrested and charged with child enticement and exposure on January 5, 2012.

http://www.examiner.com/article/embezzlement-and-child-enticement-gov-walker-aides-and-supporters-arrested

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Response to brentspeak (Original post)

Fri Dec 7, 2012, 07:18 PM

21. Waler

I can hardly wait to see walker in cuff's and leg irons.

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Response to brentspeak (Original post)

Fri Dec 7, 2012, 08:56 PM

23. sounds "typical"

doesn't it?

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Response to fascisthunter (Reply #23)

Fri Dec 7, 2012, 10:29 PM

24. very typical

Nothing Wanker and his minions do surprises me. When you think they can go no lower, they dig another hole.

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Response to brentspeak (Original post)

Sat Dec 8, 2012, 12:13 AM

25. What a dirty bastard!

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Response to brentspeak (Original post)

Sat Dec 8, 2012, 01:15 AM

26. Despicable, but not surprising.

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Response to brentspeak (Original post)

Sat Dec 8, 2012, 08:02 AM

28. Bet all the Wisc. vets voted for Walker. Sad nt

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