Friday, March 1, 2013

John Doe Probe Ends With No Evidence To Link Governor Walker To Any Wrongdoing

John Chisholm

The nearly three year long John Doe investigation ends with lacking any evidence to link Governor Walker to any wrongdoing while he was Milwaukee County executive.

By H. Nelson Goodson
March 1, 2013

Milwaukee,  WI - On Friday, the Milwaukee County Disrtict Attorney's Office confirmed, that the John Doe investigation that resulted in multple aids and associates to be prosecuted for wrongdoing while associated or working for then Milwaukee County Executive Scott Walker has been shut down. Retired Appeals Court Judge Neal Nettesheim signed an order officially shutting down the John Doe investigation on February 21 and no other charges are expected. The findings of the John Doe investigation will be sealed. The investigation began on May 2010.
Milwaukee County District Attorney John Chisholm announced, that the John Doe probe had been closed without any additional charges pending. Some had speculated that Governor Scott Walker (R) would be implicated in the investigation and charged, but no charges are expected against Walker. Walker had accumulated about $200k for his defense fund.
Prosecutor's granted immunity to some of the accused and even made plea deals for lesser charges for others, but could never get clear evidence that implicated now Governor Walker to any illegal activity while he was a County executive.
Walker initiated the investigation after money from a Veterans fund went missing. Three of his former aids were convicted for various charges, including one appointee and a campaign donor.
Democrats and Republicans had speculated that Walker would be implicated in the John Doe and others alleged that he would be charged, but no one that was charged ever implicated Walker of any wrongdoing.

No comments: