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Walker edges ever closer to indictment

Posted by Charles II on November 29, 2012

(Image of convicted Scott Walker aide Timothy Russell from Wisconsin State Journal)

Steve Schultze of Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, via Giles Goat Boy at DK:

Timothy D. Russell, a former aide to Gov. Scott Walker, pleaded guilty Thursday to embezzling more that $21,000 from a nonprofit group that raised money for veterans.

Prosecutors charged Russell, 49, in January with stealing from a nonprofit that Walker assigned him to lead to raise funds for veterans and the annual Operation Freedom picnic the governor hosted while he was Milwaukee County executive.

Russell also was charged with stealing smaller sums from campaigns of two Milwaukee County Board candidates. Those counts were dismissed as a part of a plea bargain, though Russell acknowledged he had committed those thefts, as well.

Assistant District Attorney Bruce Landgraf said prosecutors will recommend a prison term of up to 2 ½ years followed by 2 ½ years of extended supervision…

it was revealed in another case that he played a role in setting up a secret computer system in the county executive’s offices that was used for campaign work.

Dee Hall, Wisconsin State Journal:

The governor on Monday said he is “absolutely” confident he is not a target of the investigation.

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6 Responses to “Walker edges ever closer to indictment”

  1. The governor on Monday said he is “absolutely” confident he is not a target of the investigation.

    This wouldn’t be the first lie Scott Walker’s told. (It probably wasn’t even the first lie he told that day.)

    • MEC said

      Has there every been a case of an “absolutely confident” statement by a politician that didn’t mean exactly the opposite?

  2. Stormcrow said

    Wonderful mug shot. Looks like a real piece of work.

    Timothy Russell obviously slept through charm school.

    • Charles II said

      Russell is just the small fry. Scott Walker looks charming and sounds charming… and is probably eight ways to Sunday crookeder than Russell on his worst day. That conversation with the fake David Koch should have convinced Wisconsin Republicans that they have put their faith in a PR construct. But somehow he’s still quite popular.

  3. lafollette said

    Tim Russel apparently looks more presentable when not under arrest. When his mugshot was taken he probably was very worried just what additional charges might have been coming his way.Photo of Tim Russell, Governor Scott Walker and Russell’s ‘close friend’ and fellow sexter Brian Pierick with Walker campaign signs.

    Lots of details for those so inclined found in the
    Criminal Complaint State of Wisconsin vs. Timothy D. Russell.

    Lots of GRAPHIC NSFW details (including the (alleged) presence and (alleged) involvement of Tim Russell) in the
    Criminal Complaint State of Wisconsin vs Brian Pierick

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