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2 with ties to Walker charged Ex-aide and appointee accused of embezzling from veterans groups

From the HTR News:

Two men, including a former top aide to Gov. Scott Walker, were arrested Thursday and charged with embezzling from veterans groups, the latest break in the ongoing John Doe investigation into Walker's current and former staff.

Milwaukee County District Attorney John Chisholm said former Walker aide Tim Russell and Kevin Kavanaugh, the former treasurer of a Milwaukee-area veterans group, are accused of taking money meant for veterans, wounded soldiers and families of those killed in action to spend on expensive trips and personal items.

The missing money sparked the John Doe investigation in May 2010, a court document shows.

A third man, Brian Pierick, Russell's longtime partner, also was arrested Thursday as part of the probe and faces charges of felony child enticement and causing a child to expose his genitals. Pierick's alleged crimes were uncovered during the John Doe investigation when law enforcement officials seized iPhones and computers belonging to Pierick and Russell, who live together.

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