Tim Russell is a former Walker campaign worker and his former deputy chief of staff. Governor Scotty sure knows how to pick ‘em. Then again, he’s one of ‘em.
Characterizing Tim Russell’s crimes as misconduct in public office, Milwaukee Co. Judge David Hansher sentenced the former Scott Walker aide to two years in prison followed by five years extended supervision, more than prosecutors had requested.
He had pleaded guilty to “one felony count of stealing tens of thousands of dollars from a veterans’ fund in exchange for prosecutors’ pledge to drop two other counts against him.” He did that as part of a plea deal in the endless John Doe case.
Kelly Rindfleisch, another former Walker aide, was sentenced to six months in jail and three years of probation on a felony count of misconduct in office. Walker was named as part of a team that routinely commingled political and official business, and Russell was allegedly responsible for the “unofficial networking system” out of Rindfleisch’s office.