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John Doe probe of Walker makes another move

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Re: John Doe probe of Walker makes another move

Postby Henry Vilas » Tue Jul 17, 2012 3:00 pm

Sentencing delayed again. Maybe she hasn't finished singing her song.

As part of Wink's plea deal, she agreed to cooperate with prosecutors in ongoing investigations of other associates close to now-Gov. Walker. Assistant district attorney Bruce Landgraf told the judge two investigations are still in progress.

Defense attorney Peter Wolff said his client is eager to have the matter closed, but she will continue to cooperate.

Five other Walker aides and associates have also been charged, on allegations ranging from embezzlement to campaigning on county time.
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Re: John Doe probe of Walker makes another move

Postby Henry Vilas » Tue Sep 04, 2012 1:04 pm

Hearing for John Doe defendant postponed

The wheels of justice turn slowly, but grind exceedingly fine.
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Re: John Doe probe of Walker makes another move

Postby snoqueen » Fri Sep 21, 2012 8:24 pm

Walker may be called as a prosecution witness in the trial of Kelly Rindfleisch.

Rindfleisch faces four felony misconduct charges for doing campaign work while at her job in Milwaukee County as deputy chief of staff to Walker in 2010, when Walker was county executive and a Republican candidate for governor.


http://www.jsonline.com/news/statepolit ... 49686.html
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Re: John Doe probe of Walker makes another move

Postby Henry Vilas » Mon Oct 08, 2012 2:11 pm

Walker subpoenaed in former staffer's trial

Will he tell the truth or risk a felony perjury charge? I wonder how many times he will say "I don't remember" or "I can't recall."

Or will be dare plead the Fifth?
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Re: John Doe probe of Walker makes another move

Postby snoqueen » Mon Oct 08, 2012 5:29 pm

The Milwaukee DA's office is making some interesting, and surely not accidental, moves.
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Re: John Doe probe of Walker makes another move

Postby Lily » Mon Oct 08, 2012 5:36 pm

Update that to Walker IS subpoenaed to testify. Will he claim the 5th? Will he be subpoenaed for the other trials? What happened to the "secret email server" that was used to circumvent the open records law?


http://www.jsonline.com/news/milwaukee/ ... 61521.html
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Re: John Doe probe of Walker makes another move

Postby snoqueen » Mon Oct 08, 2012 7:22 pm

I wonder how many times he will say "I don't remember" or "I can't recall."


OK, I'm saying fifteen. Anybody else?
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Re: John Doe probe of Walker makes another move

Postby Henry Vilas » Mon Oct 08, 2012 8:59 pm

More from madison.com:
...the governor did not attempt to fight the subpoena. The state Constitution prohibits lawmakers from being subpoenaed while the Legislature is in session and for 15 days before and afterward, but there is no such exemption for governors, according to Anne Sappenfield, senior staff attorney for the Legislative Council.

"Some states have statutes that grant immunity to governors so that they cannot be called to testify in legal proceedings — Indiana, for example. But most do not," said Karl Shoemaker, UW-Madison associate professor of history and law. "Any witness retains, of course, the right to refuse to answer questions on grounds recognized under existing law — for example, if testimony is covered by attorney-client privilege, or the 5th Amendment protection against self-incrimination."
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Re: John Doe probe of Walker makes another move

Postby bdog » Tue Oct 09, 2012 5:29 am

snoqueen wrote:
I wonder how many times he will say "I don't remember" or "I can't recall."


OK, I'm saying fifteen. Anybody else?

Reagan's record is 934 so I'm guessing he'll go 940 (a little cushion is nice).
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Re: John Doe probe of Walker makes another move

Postby david cohen » Tue Oct 09, 2012 7:17 pm

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Re: John Doe probe of Walker makes another move

Postby Henry Vilas » Tue Oct 09, 2012 7:34 pm

Another Walker cronie falling on her sword.
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Re: John Doe probe of Walker makes another move

Postby Steve Vokers » Tue Oct 09, 2012 8:18 pm

Henry Vilas wrote:Another Walker cronie falling on her sword.


Or cooperating in exchange for a lighter sentence.
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Re: John Doe probe of Walker makes another move

Postby fennel » Tue Oct 09, 2012 8:30 pm

Steve Vokers wrote:
Henry Vilas wrote:Another Walker cronie falling on her sword.

Or cooperating in exchange for a lighter sentence.
Maybe.
But I'd like to see the next 5 years of her tax returns. Or those of her closest associates. There's a lot of loose billionaire's money floating around, these days.
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Re: John Doe probe of Walker makes another move

Postby Steve Vokers » Tue Oct 09, 2012 8:37 pm

fennel wrote:
Steve Vokers wrote:
Henry Vilas wrote:Another Walker cronie falling on her sword.

Or cooperating in exchange for a lighter sentence.
Maybe.
But I'd like to see the next 5 years of her tax returns. Or those of her closest associates. There's a lot of loose billionaire's money floating around, these days.


Prosecutors have to agree to any deal. They aren't going to let her off without getting something in return.
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Re: John Doe probe of Walker makes another move

Postby Steve Vokers » Tue Oct 09, 2012 8:46 pm

The tell on whether she's cooperating or not will be if they hold her sentence in abeyance like they've done with Darlene Wink. They do that in order to guarantee they get the cooperation that has been promised.
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