Former aide to Scott Walker arrested

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    A former close aide to Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker and a Walker appointee were arrested on embezzlement charges Thursday as part of an ongoing criminal investigation centered on people who served during Walker's tenure as Milwaukee County executive.

    A third person, who worked six months for the state Department of Public Instruction until being fired Thursday, was charged with child enticement in a case the county prosecutor said was discovered while investigating the others.

    The arrests of former Walker aide Tim Russell and Kevin Kavanaugh, Walker's appointee to the Milwaukee County Veteran Service Commission, come more than a year and a half after the investigation into county personnel began. The third person arrested, Brian Pierick, is Russell's longtime partner.

    The charges against Russell and Kavanaugh involve embezzlement of money donated to help relatives of veterans killed or wounded in action. Some of the money was used to pay for a trip to Atlanta for Walker's staff member to meet with one-time presidential candidate Herman Cain, the complaint said.

    3 Arrested as Part of Probe Into Ex-Walker Aides - ABC News
     
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    nobody cares asshole:coffee:
     
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    Wrong. The people arrested care, and those that are supporting Walker care very much. Another nail in that coffin.
     
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    According to the criminal complaint, Kavanaugh embezzled at least $42,232 from the Military Order of the Purple Heart between 2006 and 2009. The complaint said he and his wife had credit card debt exceeding $40,000. John Leonard, national adjutant of the Springfield, Va.-based Military Order of the Purple Heart, said the first he heard of the investigation was Thursday when an Associated Press reporter sent him the criminal complaints.

    Kavanaugh took the money from donations that included more than $28,000 given by former state Rep. Mark Gundrum, the complaint said. Gundrum, who Walker appointed as a state appeals court judge last year, donated his legislative salary to the group while serving on active military duty in Iraq.

    Russell, who worked on and off in Walker's county administration between 2002 and 2010, also was involved with Operation Freedom. In 2009, Walker transferred control of the Operation Freedom event to a private entity controlled by Russell called the Heritage Guard Preservation Society.

    3 Arrested as Part of Probe Into Ex-Walker Aides - ABC News
     
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    I support Walker and I find it a yawner.

    As this story has developed over the past months, I haven't seen anything which connects it with Walker in a material way.
     
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    I support Walker and I don't care...

    As a 0bama supporter, do you care about Reszko?
     
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    Wow! Rock solid proof that Scott Walker directed him to embezzle that money.

    Another Chris Fail Thread!
     
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