November 28, 2014

Walker could testify at Russell trial

Governor Scott Walker is named a potential witness in a second possible trial against former aides when he was Milwaukee County Executive. Prosecutors included Walker on a list of 42 possible witnesses in a trial of Tim Russell, who’s accused of embezzling just over $21,000 from an annual Milwaukee County veterans salute. Russell is also accused of taking money from two county supervisor campaigns he helped manage.

Republican campaign consultant Mark Block is also on the potential witness list for Russell’s trial. Records show Russell was in Atlanta in late 2010 for a meeting on Republican Herman Cain’s former White House candidacy. Block headed Cain’s campaign at the time. Russell’s trial is scheduled to begin December third.

Prosecutors have also listed the governor as a possible witness in the trial of ex-Walker aide Kelly Rindfleisch. She’s accused of doing campaign work for Republicans during her work hours as Walker’s deputy chief-of-staff. Rindfleisch is scheduled to go on trial October 15th on four felony counts of misconduct in public office.

Both cases stemmed from a two-year John Doe investigation of Walker’s former Milwaukee County aides. Governor Walker has denied any wrongdoing on his part.