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