The U.S. Supreme Court has turned down a request to hear an appeal from a former aide to Governor Scott Walker, allowing her political misconduct conviction to stand.
Kelly Rindfleisch was charged with doing political work from her job in the Milwaukee County Executive’s office, during the period when Walker served in that position. She pleaded guilty to the charges in 2012, but later appealed based on arguments that a search warrant prosecutors used to obtain email from her accounts was unconstitutional.
A state appeals court had previously ruled the searches were constitutional and the Wisconsin Supreme Court declined to take the case earlier this year. The U.S. Supreme Court denied review of the case without comment.
Rindfleisch was given six months in jail and is currently serving her sentence.