Former Walker aide/gubernatorial campaign employee sentenced for felony conviction

For those of you keeping score at home, this marks the third person closely associated with Republican Gov. Scott Walker to be convicted of criminal behavior for violating Wisconsin’s campaign finance/misconduct in public office laws.

A Milwaukee judge sentenced one of Gov. Scott Walker’s former top aides to six months in jail and three years of probation Monday for doing campaign work on the taxpayers’ time.

Prosecutors accused 44-year-old Kelly Rindfleisch of working on Republican Brett Davis’ campaign for lieutenant governor in 2010 on county time while she served as Walker’s deputy chief of staff during his tenure as Milwaukee County executive.

She pleaded guilty last month to one felony count of misconduct in office in a deal with prosecutors. She faced up to three-and-a-half years in prison and $10,000 in fines, but prosecutors recommended probation with jail time and promised to not seek restitution in exchange for her plea.

Earlier this morning I noted the FCC complaint filed against WTMJ and WISN alleging those stations gave supporters of Gov. Walker an estimated $1 million in free airtime, while refusing any access to supporters of the other side in violation of federal law, and I can’t help but wonder what kind of outrage we’d be hearing from Charlie Sykes, Mark Belling and their ilk if Wisconsin’s governor was still Democrat Jim Doyle and the person convicted was a former aide

5 comments to Former Walker aide/gubernatorial campaign employee sentenced for felony conviction

  • jimspice

    So she has work release privileges while in the hoosegow. I wonder where she’ll be reporting during work hours.

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  • John Casper

    Don’t miss the JS’ photo gallery. Lot of nice shots of more incriminating emails.

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  • John Casper

    As many of us suspected, there appears to be very little evidence that Scott Walker ever functioned as the County Executive. It was just an eight-year, taxpayer subsidized way to run for Governor.

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  • Sheila Lindauer

    Who will be responsible to pay back the Wisconsin tax payers the money stolen from them?

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  • Patrick McLafferty

    WELL, IT’S ABOUT TIME THESE POLITICAL MISCREANTS ARE FORCED TO “FACE THE MUSIC” FOR THEIR SOPHOMORIC BEHIND THE SCENES MACHINATIONS!
    SOMETIMES YOU JUST GOTTA’ “BUST THE WHEELS” OFF OF THEIR “COVERED” WAGONS AND EXPOSE THE REAL REASONS THEY CHEATED AND SPENT OTHER PEOPLES’ FUNDS TO ACHIEVE THEIR OWN NARCISSTIC, SELFISH, HIDDEN AND GREEDY GOALS.
    IT’S AMAZING THE POPULACE ISN’T OUT IN THE STREET WITH PITCHFORKS AND TORCHES EMULATING THE 1960S “b” MOVIES LIKE…. UH,… OH YEAH, FRANKENSTEIN !!! (ALL THE MONSTERS AREN’T JUST IN THE MOVIES)
    IPSO FACTO

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