Friday, December 7, 2012

Tough Sentencing In Walker Doe Case Reveals Double-Standard

One of Scott Walker's lower-level appointees during the Milwaukee County Executive years is going to prison for two years for stealing money from a charity.

Tim Russell, a higher-ranking Walker appointee, has pleaded guilty to similar thievery and is being recommended for a sentence of two-and-a-half-years.

And let's be clear: their behavior was reprehensible.

But another higher-ranking Walker appointee - - former Milwaukee County Deputy Executive Chief of Staff Kelly Rindfleisch - - got only six months for doing campaign work on public time in Walker's office on behalf of the candidacy of Brett Davis, then a state legislator and Walker's choice for Lt. Governor.

That's certainly a form of stealing - - from taxpayers - -  so why the differential in sentencing?

Note that Rindfleisch, also a former Walker Deputy Chief of Staff, did her campaign work on a secret email system set up in Walker's office suite - - by Russell.

For which Russell was not charged.

And why is Brett Davis still Walker's Medicaid chief?


zombie rotten mcdonald said...

Part of the bargains?

Jake formerly of the LP said...

You got it Ron. Kelly gave them a treasure trove, it is quite clear.

I want to know why these Operation Freedom donations just happened to come almost entirely from GOP politicians and supporters. Seems unusual for an allegedly non-partisan "support the troops" event, isn't it?