Ending speculation over Scott Walker’s criminal defense fund and affiliation with those investigated, new documents have been released showing definitive proof that Gov. Scott Walker (R-WI) and/or his agents are under investigation. This won’t help the besieged Governor’s fight against the recall efforts, even though they appear more lackluster than last year, voting for a standing politician and/or his agents already under investigation will remain to be seen.
Democrat Party of Wisconsin reports:
Scott Walker has refused to describe the conditions under which his criminal defense fund has been created. New documents from the Government Accountability Board, obtained by state Senator Jon Erpenbach, show definitively that Walker MUST BE either a target of the investigation and/or he is bankrolling the defense of heinous crimes.
The G.A.B. affirms that the law is very clear: an elected official can only establish a legal defense fund if they, or their agent, are under investigation for, charged with, or convicted of violations of Wisconsin’s campaign finance and election laws.
Nothing in either the correspondence from the G.A.B. or the guideline adopted by the Board regarding legal defense funds provides for an elected official creating a legal defense fund for the sole purpose assisting the prosecution or aiding the investigation of Ch. 11 or 12 violations, as Scott Walker claims he is doing.
Based on these guidelines from the G.A.B. it is conceivable that Walker and his agents are under investigation.