July 25, 2014

Pierick plea deal results in fine, community service

The domestic partner of a former Milwaukee County Walker aide has been fined $2,100 dollars, on a charge that cropped up during a John Doe investigation. 49-year-old Brian Pierick pleaded no contest to a reduced charge of contributing to the delinquency of a minor, after he was accused of sending text messages to a 17-year-old Waukesha boy.

Pierick’s attorney said the boy claimed he was 19, and his client never intended to have sex with the youngster.

Pierick was originally charged in Waukesha County with exposure and child enticement, but those counts were dropped as part of the plea bargain reached last month. He was sentenced Thursday. In addition to the fine, Pierick must perform 50 hours of community service.

Pierick’s charges were not related to the John Doe probe of ex-Walker aides, but evidence against him turned up during the investigation.

Pierick is the partner of Tim Russell, Governor Scott Walker’s chief-of-staff when Walker was the Milwaukee County executive. Russell was sentenced last month to two years in prison, after he was convicted of stealing over $20,000 from a veterans charity Walker appointed him to run.