MADISON, Wis. — One Wisconsin Now Executive Director Scot Ross released the following statements regarding the announcement of the conclusion of the John Doe criminal investigation of Gov. Walker and aides and associates:
“This criminal probe revealed there were no lines between Scott Walker’s political operation and public office.
“As the right wing rushes to rewrite history upon the conclusion of the John Doe criminal probe, the fact is six aides and associates of Gov. Walker, several under his direct supervision, were guilty of serious crimes like laundering campaign contributions, embezzling and campaigning on public time.
“Top campaign staff regularly participated in public policy decision making and exhorted public employees to pay more attention to political considerations. And his Deputy Chief of Staff pled guilty to charges stemming from illegal campaign activity she engaged in on public time, under the direct supervision of Walker.
“Now that Gov. Walker is engaged in his next campaign and is actively courting Tea Party extremists and out-of-state millionaires and billionaires to fund his future political ambitions, the questionable ethics and illegal behavior of the past should be of great concern for the future.
“Perhaps now that the investigation is concluded, Gov. Walker will see fit to disclose who was bankrolling his legal defense in this criminal probe.”