Donate Today

Want breaking news?

Walker sets up legal defense fund for John Doe probe

Gov. Scott Walker announced Friday that he has set up a legal defense fund to help pay expenses incurred as a result of the John Doe investigation of activities during his time as county executive. ...

"If you create a legal defense fund, you are either being investigated, being charged with or have been convicted of a criminal violation of Chapter 11 or Chapter 12," said George Dunst, a retired state election lawyer.

"The only way you can set that up is if you are under investigation or being prosecuted," said Michael Maistelman, an election lawyer who is representing former Walker aide Tim Russell in the John Doe investigation. "One can only draw the conclusion that either one of those two things is happening."

Read more from >>