Gov. Scott Walker Subpoenaed in Former Staffer's Trial

Former Walker staffer Kelly Rindfleisch is accused of using county time to complete campaign work for a Republican who lost the lieutenant governor race in 2010.

Gov. Scott Walker has been subpoenaed to testify in the trial of his former aide, Kelly Rindfleisch.

WKOW-TV in Madison reports that a subpoena has been served on Walker’s attorney, Michael Steinle and was filed with Milwaukee County Judge David Hanscher. The document was submitted to the courts Friday.

Rindfleisch is accused of using county time to complete campaign work for a Republican who lost the lieutenant governor race in 2010, according to the Wisconsin State Journal. Rindfleisch has pleaded not guilty to four felony counts of misconduct in office.

Authorities say Rindfleisch committed misconduct while working her government job as deputy chief of staff for Walker, who was then Milwaukee County executive, WKOW-TV reports.

Rindfleisch is one of five individuals going to trial in fall associated with the ongoing John Doe investigation. The investigation has resulted in 15 felony indictments so far. The first trial is expected to begin Monday.

Barring a last-second plea deal, a jury will be picked to hear the case of 62-year-old Kevin Kavanaugh, who is charged with embezzlement and four counts of theft by fraud, according to WTAQ.com.  

CowDung October 09, 2012 at 06:10 PM
Apparently not even sharp enough to understand the expression...
John Wilson October 09, 2012 at 06:49 PM
CowDung – IF Moammar did not adequately evaluate his threat threshold when he took occupancy of the state house, he is even dumber than I know him to be. That is usually of paramount importance, especially to someone with his background, to make sure that his office is safe and communications are secure. Additionally, anyone who would setup a wireless router in either a sensitive business or government environment is just asking for the type of jail time Moammar is going to face. I am not in government and we disable/pull both the CD-ROM and USB drives. I am sure that some of your inane questions will be asked by the defense attorneys when Moammar goes to trial, and I am equally sure they will be blown away as whimsical. You see, the main issue here revolves around PERSONAL RESPONSIBILITY and Moammar’s lack of it. Either Moammar knew, approved, assisted in this misadventure, in which case you may write to him at a Federal Club Med or he was unaware, blissfully so, could not even manage a basic supervisory capability over his own personal staff, to the point of criminal malfeasance in office, in which case he should be summarily thrown out of office and then still be sent to a Federal Cub Med. I do not know what you defenders call a man that just always seems, no matter what office he holds, to attract a cadre of criminals around him… maybe it is just coincidence… The Godfather had the same sad issues…
Bren October 09, 2012 at 07:06 PM
As I understand it there are several investigations going on; Ms. Rindfleisch's issue, the theft of veterans' funds issue, and the illegal computer system. The total of people involved could be 17. Cow, it is possible that someone might not recognize that a router is non-government issue I'll agree. But remember that "no more laptops" comment after the story began to break--that's the remark that made me perk up my ears. That exchange took place on the illegal system. The item that Walker should have recognized is the different email account address. He would have to sign in occasionally at least. The larger issue for me is intent. A few years ago a colleague in the field told me about a group of interns who had installed an illegal router in the workplace. These guys wanted to play games on break. The system installed in the county executive's office wasn't for gaming. There was intent to take taxpayer money paid for county work and use it for partisan campaigning. Not good.
Bren October 09, 2012 at 07:07 PM
Cow, I've never even heard the expression. Perhaps you didn't quite get it right? I'm recalling Biff's epic line from "Back to the Future:" "Make like a tree and go away." ; )
Bren October 09, 2012 at 07:09 PM
Sorry, meant to write Darlene Wink.
Greg October 09, 2012 at 07:10 PM
Wilson, Do you have any idea what you are talking about? The State House? Read the complaint or something. The only thing that makes you sound even more stupid, than spouting your lack of facts, is your constant use of "Moammar".
Bren October 09, 2012 at 07:10 PM
Bucky placed the quotes correctly, the other portion is his conjecture/recommendation.
Greg October 09, 2012 at 07:21 PM
Yep, didn't say anything about the quotes. Just asked for the source and followed that with a statement (re: his conjecture/recommendation). Since the quote was incomplete, I added the (?).
CowDung October 09, 2012 at 07:30 PM
Moammar Wilson: You didn't even know what office the events allegedly occurred in, yet you expect others to take what you have to say on this topic seriously?
John Wilson October 09, 2012 at 07:37 PM
Greg - Yeah, sorry about the STATEHOUSE... COUNTY EXECUTIVE might sound a bit better, however, everything else still applies... Routers, WI-FI, Laptops and secret email accounts... really sophisticated NSA operation Moammar had going... had any of these clowns known ANYTHING about SECURITY at all... but what do you expect from someone who can't even finish college... There are so many investigations sourrounding this Moammar Walker buffoon... it is really hard to keep up on all of them... Regarding Moammar... apparently it really does not matter what I call him... you defenders all know who we are discussing...
CowDung October 09, 2012 at 07:55 PM
I'm sure that you are familiar with the expression 'you're not the sharpest knife in the drawer', aren't you? Think a bit deeper and consider that spoons aren't as sharp as knives. Considering that I have to explain such a simple thing to you, I'm starting to agree with Greg...
Greg October 09, 2012 at 08:27 PM
Bob McBride October 09, 2012 at 08:29 PM
I know you guys much preferred Ament's style of government and penchant for pumped-up pensions, but unfortunately that only flew long enough to saddle Milwaukee County with more long term, deleterious financial obligations than could a dozen Walker administrations - before he got shut down and chased out of office. More to your disliking SHOULD be Chris Abele (current CE, who's had staffing issues in addition to pursuing the same course as Walker in terms of taxing and spending, curtailing services, etc. with no complaints from the left whatsoever), who's announced he's going to be asking county employees to kick in more for their health benefits while denying coverage to part timers: http://www.jsonline.com/news/milwaukee/abeles-health-insurance-proposal-draws-criticism-ru75d8s-173194461.html Where's the outrage? Non-existant, apparently. Instead, lets get excited over a Walker subpoena. And you wonder why no one takes you guys seriously.
Ted Goetsch October 09, 2012 at 11:30 PM
Even if Walker is cooperative, he should still be waterboarded just for fun.
John Wilson October 09, 2012 at 11:31 PM
Carbon Bigfuut - You need to learn how to read before you post; the Tea Party has a lot of Teabaggers, especially on the Patch... now if that's "kinky sex" you have some very serious personal issues...
John Wilson October 09, 2012 at 11:40 PM
Ted Goetsch - That's a little bit harsh, even for Moammar, I'd rather see him handcuffed to Willard or Lyin' Ryan for a year...
Ted Goetsch October 10, 2012 at 11:15 AM
Its "enhanced interrogation" and he needs to be thoroughly interrogated.
Carbon Bigfuut October 10, 2012 at 02:59 PM
John, I do read before I post. If you know so many people that do that kind of stuff, go somewhere else to talk about it. We don't want it here.
Karen Marie October 10, 2012 at 04:10 PM
Reagan too
John Wilson October 10, 2012 at 04:27 PM
Carbon Bigfuut - Sorry for my error, and for offending you... I talked with my great friend, Bill Maher, late last night and got the Full Monty on just what the Tea Party, as opposed to the word I used in a post actually meant in the world of the sexually elite. Obviously, had I known that – and, I guess I am not the sexually elite – I would not have used that term. Conversely, I am remarkably surprised by religious, conservative folks who’s head explodes when someone uses a swear word [insert your most hated swear word here] and yet have no qualms about sending our bombs, drones, and troops to kill people all over the planet, mostly tanned people, knowing full well that many innocent people are also going to be killed by our troops – collateral damage. These same folks head explodes when you even suggest the elimination of the DEATH PENALTY – disproportionately used, again, on tanned people – in the entire USA. Therefore, do not ever use a swear word [whatever: George Carlin’s famous 7] but kill as many people as you possibly can… that’s a great philosophy, policy, and political party…
Greg October 10, 2012 at 04:28 PM
I love to watch the lefties cry.
Bren October 10, 2012 at 07:51 PM
Sometimes I'm momentarily literal it's true. In this instance due to the encounter of a senseless (apparently) revised saying. Why, other than a serrated grapefruit spoon, would one create a sharp spoon as an eating utensil? Unless there is some profound hidden depth of meaning, involving the pain of accepting new knowledge, etc., the statement makes no sense. Therefore stating it exemplifies ignorance. That's why I questioned it. Stop picking on me--make like a tree and go away! ; )
Ted Goetsch October 10, 2012 at 08:47 PM
waterboarding Walker would'nt make me cry- it would have me in hysterics
Greg October 10, 2012 at 09:06 PM
Hysterics can mean uncontrollable crying. Just like you losers have been doing since 2010. I'm sure Governor Walker wouldn't even get wet, if you are as effective with water boarding as you were with the recall.
John Wilson October 10, 2012 at 09:39 PM
Rindfleisch copped a plea... so we will not have to see Walker do a Willard under oath for a month or two...
CowDung October 10, 2012 at 09:46 PM
Is there anything less sharp than a spoon? That would be Bren...
Carbon Bigfuut October 10, 2012 at 10:54 PM
Apology accepted, John. Also, I try hard not to swear, and have no plans to kill anybody, unless it's required to defend my own or my families lives.
Bren October 10, 2012 at 11:26 PM
There are myriad objects less sharp than a spoon, Cow, so this new assertion is equally implausible as an insult or a discourse-advancing remark. I am enjoying this. ; )
John Wilson October 11, 2012 at 12:29 AM
Carbon Bigfuut - Peace, I am very happy to hear that...
Steve ® March 05, 2013 at 03:58 AM
Why was there not a news article written about the John Doe being closed after 2 years and clearing Walker??? There were multiple articles linking Walker to the John Doe over the past years. Barrett even made false accusations during the recall campaign.


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