John Schulze, the chief legal counsel for the Wisconsin Department of Transportation since last spring, is no longer with the department, an agency spokesperson has confirmed. Schulze’s departure follows the release last week of an offensive email he sent in 2010 to a secret email system in Gov. Scott Walker’s former Milwaukee County office.
Peg Schmitt, public information officer for the DOT, would not confirm whether Schulze was terminated. “We do not comment on personnel matters,” she said in an email.
Schulze is perhaps the first casualty of the release last week of thousands of documents related to the John Doe probe of aides who worked with Walker when he was Milwaukee County executive. The emails revealed a secret email system that mixed county and political business.