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As a result of the ongoing criminal investigation of his former aides and appointees, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker said in a press release on Friday that he is establishing a legal defense fund. From Walker's press release:

For nearly two years, Milwaukee County officials have been examining issues related to former employees of the County. I have repeatedly pledged my cooperation with that inquiry. Goal Thermometer I also made it clear that no public money has been used, or will be used, to pay for the attorneys needed to review documents and assist me in cooperating. To fulfill my commitment, I have today formed a legal fund to pay for the expenses incurred in cooperating with the inquiry. The fund will operate in accordance with the Wisconsin law authorizing these accounts, which was passed almost thirty years ago.”
Four of Walker's former aides have been charged as a result of this investigation. Walker is also the first governor in Wisconsin history to establish a legal defense fund.

With the recall against Walker looming,the Democratic Party of Wisconsin is running ads about the ongoing investigation. You can see one of those ads at the top of this post, and click here to chip in $5 to help the Democratic Party of Wisconsin keep running them.

Originally posted to Chris Bowers on Fri Mar 09, 2012 at 03:04 PM PST.

Also republished by Badger State Progressive, ClassWarfare Newsletter: WallStreet VS Working Class Global Occupy movement, Progressive Hippie, and Daily Kos.

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