I don’t think there’s been another governor in Wisconsin’s history who’s been so closely connected to so many convicted felons as Republican Gov. Scott Walker:
A Milwaukee County jury Friday convicted Kevin Kavanaugh of stealing more than $51,000 from money donated to help veterans and their families.
Prosecutors said the 62-year-old Kavanaugh had skimmed the money from bank deposits and phony withdrawals from accounts for the local chapter of the Military Order of the Purple Heart, a veterans service organization.
Kavanaugh, of Cudahy, was treasurer of the group.
He didn’t testify at the trial and said nothing following the verdict. Sentencing on the felony conviction was sent for Dec. 7. Kavanaugh, who had no prior criminal record, faces up to 10 years in prison and a $25,000 fine.
Prior to being a convicted felon, Kevin Kavanaugh had been named by then-County Executive Walker to the county Veterans Service Commission.
Kevin Kavanaugh’s felony conviction brings the total number of Walker associates and aides who’ve been convicted of felonies to three, with former Walker deputy chief of staff Tim Russell still to stand trial on his felony theft charges.