We have more good news for the oppressed laborers in the totalitarian Corporate Plutocracy of Fitzwalkerstan, formerly Wisconsin. Two of Walker’s best buddies are proving to be just like he is, and in the process, demonstrating that Walker is not fit to govern at even the county level.
Two people, including a former close aide to Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker when he served as Milwaukee County executive, were arrested on felony theft charges Thursday as part of an ongoing criminal investigation that centers on people who served in the county during Walker’s tenure…
…Former county housing director Tim Russell, 48, was charged with two felony and one misdemeanor embezzlement charges, according to the criminal complaint from the Milwaukee County district attorney’s office.
Kevin Kavanaugh, Walker’s appointee to the Milwaukee County Veteran Service Commission, was charged with one felony embezzlement charge of taking more than $10,000 from a business and four felony counts of fraudulent writings by a corporate officer.
Russell and Kavanaugh each face up to 10 years in prison if convicted of the most serious felony embezzlement charge.
The arrests come more than a year and a half after a secret investigation into people who worked in the county when Walker served as executive began in May 2010. The arrest of a close Walker aide raises more questions about the extent of the investigation and its direction as Walker faces a possible recall election motivated by anger over his proposal effectively ending collective bargaining rights for public workers.
Russell, who previously ran former Gov. Tommy Thompson’s Milwaukee office, had worked for Walker’s county executive office from 2002 until Walker was elected governor in 2010. Russell also worked on Walker’s gubernatorial campaign but did not follow Walker to Madison… [emphasis added]
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One of Walker’s biggest failings is that he is so vain, that he uses himself as an example in determining who to appoint. That explains the high incidence of corruption among his associates.
Keith Olbermann added depth when he interviewed Wisconsin Democratic Party Communications Director, Grame Zielinski, on Countdown.
Keith called it right when he identified Walker’s lies as projection: accusing others of the vile traits and traits and criminal behavior that describe him and that he perpetrates himself.
Kudos to the heroes of Fitzwalkerstan, fighting to become Wisconsin once again!