The state Supreme Court has rejected an appeal from a former aide to Governor Scott Walker when he was the Milwaukee county executive.
Kelly Rindfleisch had appealed her conviction for misconduct in public office, arguing that the search warrant used to obtain the evidence against her was so broad it was unconstitutional. The high court on Monday declined to review an appeals court decision from last fall, which upheld her conviction on charges that she did campaign work for Republicans while at her taxpayer-funded job.
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. The governor was never charged with any wrongdoing.