Wisconsin Governor Walker Diverting Money To Criminal Defense Fund

Posted by | May 31, 2012 11:48 | Filed under: Top Stories

Submitted by Dennis Wendt

It’s unclear why Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker is putting campaign money into a legal defense fund.

Walker’s latest campaign finance report reveals that he recently made two transfers totaling $100,000 toward a fund meant to protect him from a “John Doe” corruption investigation.

The three-year long investigation is targeting Walker employees who may have committed a host of corrupt activities — accusations include embezzlement, coercion, and use of taxpayer funds for campaign work. According to the Huffington Post, “Mike Tate, the chair of the Democratic Party of Wisconsin, says state law permits Walker to set up such a fund only if he is charged or under investigation for election or campaign violations.”

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