Skip to comments.Two more ex-Walker aides charged in John Doe investigation
Posted on 01/26/2012 9:43:00 AM PST by afraidfortherepublic
Two more former aides to Gov. Scott Walker have been charged with crimes linked to political fundraising while working on county time in the ongoing John Doe investigation.
Both worked for Walker while he was serving as Milwaukee County Executive, and both are accused of fundraising activities while at their taxpayer-funded day jobs.
Milwaukee County District Attorney John Chisholm said Thursday that Kelly Rindfleisch, the former deputy chief of staff for Walker, also worked as a fundraiser for then lieutenant governor candidate Brett Davis. She is charged with four felony counts of misconduct in public office.
Prosecutors say Rindfleisch spent "significant time" doing political campaign work while working in the county executive's office.
"In the course of the investigation it was learned that a private email network was established and operated out of the County Executive's office and that private network was used to communicate both political campaign and government work related information to select individuals," prosecutors wrote in the release announcing charges.
Also charged was Darlene Wink, the Walker staffer who resigned last year after admitting to posting numerous pro-Walker political comments online while working in the county executive's office. Wink was charged with two misdemeanor counts of political solicitation by public employee.
Wink, 61, was allegedly arranging fundraisers, "robo-calls" and writing campaign-related press releases. The counts allege she violated state laws prohibiting solicitation of political contributions in public buildings and banning public employees from soliciting or receiving money or services for any political purpose while at work.
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Seriously?? Are you kidding me? Ninety percent of legislative staff should be in jail then. What about congressional staffers?
they left off “[fundraising] while being Republican”
otherwise, it is not a crime.
Those laws only apply to people who aren't Eric Holder's people.
So all of Obamas staff has to work for free when he’s on a fundraiser .............?
They can’t charge Democrats because the work force would be cut over 50% and the State couldn’t operate.
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