Monday, October 21, 2013

New John Doe Probe offshoot of Walker Investigation, includes possible recall election issues and top legislative leader.

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel's Dan Bice is just starting his coverage of a new investigation into possible recall campaign violations. There will be more details soon...
A former top-level assistant U.S. attorney has been appointed a special prosecutor in a burgeoning, secret investigation into a wide variety of state issues, including possible campaign violations during the recent recall elections, multiple sources said. Insiders said the investigation covers several jurisdictions, including Dane County. Police and prosecutors in these other counties have been lending a helping hand.

Sources said the investigation is following up on a number of leads turned up by an earlier John Doe probe … of Gov. Scott Walker during his time as Milwaukee County executive. was scrutinizing a wide variety of state-related issues, including the recall races. Sources suggested the probe is looking at a current legislative leader and the governor's contest. "This is activity that occurred since the 2010 election," said a source.

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