oh please pj
"Tim Russell, a longtime Walker campaign and county staffer, was charged with two felonies and one misdemeanor count of embezzlement. Milwaukee County District Attorney John Chisholm said the charges are tied to Operation Freedom, an annual military appreciation day held at the Milwaukee County Zoo.
The complaint says that Russell diverted to his personal bank account more than $21,000 intended for Operation Freedom, using some of those dollars to go on Hawaiian and Caribbean vacations with his domestic partner.
Other funds were used, the complaint says, for Russell to attend a weekend political strategy session in December 2010 with Herman Cain and his chief of staff, Mark Block, to discuss Cain's now-defunct presidential campaign."
Russell was using Operation Freedom funds for campaigning? Walker better hope none of this money turned up in his election campaign.
"Also charged Thursday was Brian Pierick, Russell's longtime partner and a staffer at the state Department of Public Instruction, and Kevin Kavanaugh, Walker's appointee to the Milwaukee County Veteran Service Commission.
Kavanaugh, 61, of Cudahy, is charged with five felonies for theft and fraudulent writings by a corporate officer. He was the treasurer of the Milwaukee Purple Heart chapter at the time of the dispute over the $11,000 for Operation Freedom.
Prosecutors say he stole more than $42,000 in donations intended to families of U.S. service members killed or wounded in Iraq."
Oh man. Can a person get more disgusting? Why, yes, apparently they can.
"Pierick, 48, was charged with two felony counts for child enticement. He is an office operations assistant for education for homeless youth at DPI dealing with education for homeless children and youth
, according to the agency's website.
Patrick Gasper, a spokesman for the Department of Public Instruction, said Pierick was being let go from his job Thursday at the decision of agency human resources and state schools superintendent Tony Evers."
And this little tidbit:
"Herkowski (American Legion) said that he was surprised when he was informed by Milwaukee County officials that his group would no longer be handling the money and it would be handed over to Heritage Guard...He said that he was told by Milwaukee County officials that the responsibility for the money was being taken away from the American Legion because it has an unusual non-profit status that was difficult to explain to corporate donors. Milwaukee County wanted a more typical 501(c)3 type non-profit to make it easy to understand the donations were tax-exempt so fundraising would be easier, Herkowski said he was told. "They said it would be easier to get the money," he said." http://www.jsonline.com/news/statepolit ... 48913.html