Another week, another set of indictments of aides to Scott Walker…
Two staffers who worked directly for Gov. Scott Walker while he was county executive were charged Thursday with illegally doing extensive political work while being paid by taxpayers to do county jobs.
One of the two, Darlene Wink, cut a deal with prosecutors under which she agreed to provide information in a related investigation about the destruction of digital evidence and to aid in further prosecutions. This is the first indication that the multifaceted John Doe investigation may be pursuing charges of evidence tampering.
Milwaukee County prosecutors also made the surprising disclosure that top Walker aides set up a private Internet network to allow them to communicate with one another by email about campaign as well as county government work without the public or co-workers’ knowledge.
Thus far we’ve seen two former Deputy Chiefs of Staff to Walker while he was Milwaukee County Executive be indicted, along with his Director of Constituent Services, leaving me to wonder who’s next to be indicted from Scott Walker’s inner circle during his tenure as Milwaukee County Executive.
What’s more, I can’t help but wonder what crimes will be uncovered next by the John Doe investigation in Milwaukee County. Will we finally see charges related to long-rumored allegations of “pay to play” in Walker’s County Executive administration? If I were a betting man, that’d be where my money would be.