A former aide to Governor Scott Walker when he was Milwaukee County executive has had her appeal of a misconduct in public office conviction rejected.
In a 2 to 1 decision, members of the First District Court of Appeals refused to overturn Kelly Rindfleisch’s conviction. Rindfleisch attempted to argue that a search warrant used to obtain evidence against her was so sweeping that it was unconstitutional. However, Judges rejecting her argument wrote that “Rindfleisch has failed to present any evidence at any time during these proceedings that tends to suggest that her Fourth Amendment rights were violated by the seizure authorized in these warrants.”
Rindfleisch was charged as part of a now-closed John Doe investigation that targeted members of Walker’s staff and other associates when he was serving as Milwaukee County executive. She was accused of working for the 2010 campaign of Republican Lieutenant Governor candidate Bret Davis, while she was supposed to be working as Walker’s deputy chief of staff. She pleaded guilty to a single felony count of misconduct in public office in 2012.