John Doe Investigation Category Archive


  • Will Gov. Walker Take His Own Advice?

    MADISON, Wis. — In a recent story in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Gov. Walker weighed in on the Ryan Braun scandal, ripping him for failing to “fess up”. One Wisconsin Now Executive...

    One Wisconsin Now, 07/23/2013
  • #WalkerAt20: Friends’ Felonious Failures

    MADISON, Wis. — In his twenty years in office, Scott Walker has amassed a truly astounding record of failure. To commemorate the looming anniversary of his first election to office, One Wisconsin...

    One Wisconsin Now, 06/26/2013
  • Gov. Scott Walker Maintains Veil of Secrecy for Those Who Foot the Bill for His Criminal Defense Lawyers

    Gov. Walker has spent hundreds of thousands of dollars to pay for his criminal defense attorneys, yet, to this day, he is refusing to disclose who's footing the bill.

    One Wisconsin Now, 05/01/2013
  • Right Wing Attempting to Rewrite History of Criminal Investigation of Walker Administration

    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...

    One Wisconsin Now, 02/28/2013
  • Tim Russell Pleads Guilty

    Scot Ross, executive director of One Wisconsin Now, said this investigation may have significant political implications in regards to Walker running for reelection in 2014. Ross also believes the investigation could go...

    Badger Herald, 12/02/2012
  • Walker Aide Pleads Guilty Today. Set Up Secret County E-Mail System Used by Previously Sentenced Brett Davis Campaign Fundraiser.

    MADISON, Wis. — One Wisconsin Now Executive Director Scot Ross renewed a call made earlier this week for Gov. Walker to demand the resignation of top administration aide Brett Davis for his...

    One Wisconsin Now, 11/28/2012
  • One Wisconsin Now Statements on Top Walker Aide Pleading Guilty to Felony Misconduct in Office

    MADISON, Wis. — One Wisconsin Now Executive Director Scot Ross released the following statements related to the announcement that Kelly Rindfleisch will plead guilty to one count of felony misconduct in public...

    One Wisconsin Now, 10/09/2012
  • Rindfleisch May Plead Guilty

    One Wisconsin Now Executive Director Scot Ross said Rindfleisch agreed to cooperate with prosecutors in their ongoing John Doe investigation, which has been focused on Walker’s county executive office. Ross emphasized Rindfleisch...

    Badger Herald, 10/08/2012
  • Walker Subpoenaed to Testify in Trial of Former Aide

    Gov. Scott Walker has been subpoenaed to testify in the criminal trial of a former aide. The subpoena was sent to Walker’s lawyer Friday, according to a court document. The subpoena orders...

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 10/08/2012
  • One Wisconsin Now Statements Regarding Gov. Scott Walker’s Address to the Republican National Convention

    With a record like Gov. Walker’s, it’s no wonder why he was the opening act for the candidate for Lieutenant Governor of Delaware tonight.

    One Wisconsin Now, 08/27/2012
  • Sentencing Delayed in Case Against Ex-Walker Aide

    The sentencing of Darlene Wink, a former aide to Gov. Scott Walker, for misdemeanor convictions of campaigning while working at her Milwaukee County job was delayed Tuesday for four months to make...

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 07/17/2012
  • Cognitive Dissidence: Following Russell’s Revelations Down The Rabbit Hole

    Tim Russell’s defense attorney, Dennis Krueger, had filed two motions, one to dismiss the case outright, and failing that, to suppress the evidence against his client. The Honorable David Hansher found the...

    Cognitive Dissidence, 07/12/2012
  • Judge Refuses to Throw Out Charges Again Former Walker Aide

    A Milwaukee County judge Wednesday refused to throw out charges against Timothy Russell, a former top county aide to Gov. Scott Walker who claimed that prosecutors had taken steps to hobble his...

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 07/11/2012
  • Respect the Integrity of the John Doe Inquiry

    The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported this week that popular radio personality Charlie Sykes received leaked information about individuals who might be charged in the John Doe investigation of criminal wrongdoing by aides...

    Capital Times, 06/29/2012
  • One Wisconsin Now Calls for Reprimand of Charlie Sykes Over Dishonesty

    MADISON, Wis. — In a letter to Journal Communications CEO Steven Smith, One Wisconsin Now called for a public reprimand of right-wing radio show host Charlie Sykes for his for his conduct...

    One Wisconsin Now, 06/28/2012
  • Beer and Brats: Is Gov. Walker Just Feeding Wisconsin Another Line?

    MADISON, Wis. — Citing the age-old adage that actions speak louder than words, One Wisconsin Now is calling on Gov. Scott Walker to take concrete actions to heal the rift in Wisconsin...

    One Wisconsin Now, 06/11/2012
  • Walker Political Appointee Stonewalling Release of Public Records?

    MADISON, Wis. — Gov. Walker’s political appointee in charge of the Department of Workforce Development (DWD) appears to be stonewalling the release of public records related to claims he made about the...

    One Wisconsin Now, 06/06/2012
  • Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Didn’t Endorse Gov. Walker’s Agenda

    Here are some quick examples: Walker, GOP took eyes off the ball on job creation – April 28, 2012 Wisconsin lost nearly 24,000 jobs over the past 12 months – the only state in...

    Cody Oliphant, 05/29/2012
  • What Is Gov. Walker Hiding?

    MADISON, Wis. — Eighty-two days and $160,000 later, Gov. Walker and his campaign are continuing to refuse to name the donors to the legal defense fund he is using to pay for...

    One Wisconsin Now, 05/29/2012
  • 5 Questions Gov. Walker Should Answer At Tonight’s Debate

    MADISON, Wis. — Questions continue to mount about Gov. Walker’s candor on serious issues, including his involvement in the secret John Doe investigation of corruption and illegal campaigning by close aides and...

    One Wisconsin Now, 05/24/2012
  • Which of Gov. Walker’s Billionaire Boys and Girls Club Members Are Paying For His Criminal Defense?

    MADISON, Wis. — In response to Gov. Walker’s continued stonewalling about who’s footing the bill for his high priced team of criminal defense lawyers in a “John Doe” probe of corruption and...

    One Wisconsin Now, 05/23/2012
  • Memo: Follow the Money

    You've also probably seen the ads paid for by the special interests benefitting from tax giveaways, consumer protection rollbacks and lax public safety regulation enforcement by the Walker administration.

    One Wisconsin Now, 05/21/2012
  • Madison Politiscope: Wisconsin Conservatives Try to Discredit John Doe Investigation

    Gov. Scott Walker has largely shrugged off Democratic attempts to link him to the ongoing John Doe investigation that has led to arrests and convictions for several of his former close associates...

    Capital Times, 05/21/2012
  • John Nichols: Did Walker Play Politics With Job news?

    The first governor in Wisconsin history to have a criminal defense fund has taken quite a bit of flack regarding the John Doe probe into allegations of wrongdoing by his former and...

    Capital Times, 05/19/2012
  • Miraculous or Scandalous?

    MADISON, Wis. — One Wisconsin Now Deputy Director Mike Browne today announced the filing of public record requests associated with the suspicious timing of a new television ad from Gov. Walker’s campaign,...

    One Wisconsin Now, 05/16/2012
  • Gov. Walker Touts Leadership, But Official Schedule Tells a Different Story

    MADISON, Wis. — A One Wisconsin Now analysis of Gov. Walker’s schedules from August 2011 through January 2012 reveals that little time was scheduled by the state’s chief executive for communicating with...

    One Wisconsin Now, 03/13/2012
  • Recall Rolls On: Extension Granted, Dates Set, Walker Downplays Job and Forms Legal Defense Fund

    Gov. Walker claims that he has hired new criminal defense lawyers for the purpose of cooperating with the Milwaukee County District Attorney. However, for a year, the campaign itself was paying an...

    Dane 101, 03/13/2012
  • Gov. Walker’s Legal Defense Fund Creation Raises More Questions

    The latest in the sad saga of perhaps the most ethically challenged administration in recent state history is the formation of a legal defense fund, the Scott Walker Trust, to accept funds...

    One Wisconsin Now, 03/12/2012
  • Walker Sets Up Legal Defense Fund

    Gov. Scott Walker said Friday he has set up a legal defense fund to pay for two attorneys representing him in a Milwaukee County investigation, under a state law that allows such...

    Associated Press, 03/08/2012
  • Gov. Walker’s Legal Defense Fund Announcement Leaves Questions Unanswered

    MADISON, Wis. — Thirty-seven days after announcing he “lawyered up” in the ongoing criminal investigation of his administration, Gov. Walker has announced he’s created a legal defense fund. But the questions still...

    One Wisconsin Now, 03/08/2012
  • 37 Days Since Gov. Walker Announced He “Lawyered-Up” in Criminal Investigation of Administration, Still No Word On Who Is Paying His Legal Defense Bills

    MADISON, Wis. — In early February, Gov. Scott Walker announced he had “lawyered-up” in the ongoing criminal investigation of his administration, retaining two high profile criminal defense attorneys. His continuing refusal to...

    One Wisconsin Now, 03/08/2012
  • Walker Campaign Sets Up Legal Fund As John Doe Investigation Continues

    Governor Scott Walker has created a legal defense fund to pay for his expenses connected with the ongoing John Doe probe into his former Milwaukee County aides.

    WSAU, 03/08/2012
  • John Doe Probe Update: Former Walker Employee Postpones Arraignment

    The former aide to Gov. Scott Walker received a new judge Thursday, postponing a scheduled arraignment; the latest turn of events in an investigation into Walker’s former employees. Tim Russell, a former Milwaukee County employee...

    Badger Herald, 02/15/2012
  • Former Aide to Walker Pleads Guilty in John Doe Investigation

    A former county-level staffer for Gov. Scott Walker pleaded guilty to two felony charges on Tuesday as the ongoing 20-month investigation into Walker’s former campaign staff continues. Darlene Wink, a former Milwaukee County employee...

    Badger Herald, 02/06/2012
  • Governor Scott Walker Needs to Come Clean

    MADISON, Wis. — One Wisconsin Now statement regarding burgeoning Scott Walker political corruption scandal and the reluctance of the Governor to answer questions about “what he knew and when he knew it”:...

    One Wisconsin Now, 01/26/2012
  • Walkergate Exclusive: Add a New Campaign Violation to the List

    One Wisconsin Now has been following his campaign finance reports for years and recently reported that he has violated campaign finance laws more than 1100 times which, if enforced, could tally up...

    Cognitive Dissidence, 01/12/2012
  • Spokesperson Refuses to Speak to Reporters Who Ask About His Immunity Deal

    Gov. Scott Walker’s spokesman, Cullen Werwie, has begun to refuse interviews with media outlets that discuss the fact that Werwie has been granted immunity in a Joe Doe inquiry into wrongdoing by...

    Capital Times, 01/12/2012
  • Could Walker Be More Closely Tied to the John Doe Investigation?

    We already know that [Walker’s] campaign improperly reported over $500,000 in campaign contributions by failing to disclose them. This constitutes over 1,000 campaign finance violations, punishable by fines of up to $500. Therefore, Walker...

    Fire Dog Lake, 01/11/2012
  • From Behind Office With Locked Elevator, Guard at Front Desk, Van Hollen Calls for Concealed Carry in State Capitol

    Attorney General JB Van Hollen, under fire from the nation’s largest gun manufacturing lobby, has announced his support for allowing concealed guns to be carried in the State Capitol.

    One Wisconsin Now, 10/06/2011
  • Van Hollen’s Gun Bravery From Behind Locked Doors, Guarded Office

    Time and again, scion to a Republican fortune and our state’s Attorney General JB “John Noe” Van Hollen has proven he is a partisan hack instead of the state’s top cop. Van...

    Scot Ross, 10/05/2011
  • Van Hollen Shows His Skewed Priorities

    By Scot Ross. Van Hollen refused to help local law enforcement in the John Doe investigation that has ensnared top officials from Walker’s Milwaukee County executive regime. Among those involved are people given...

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 10/03/2011
  • One WI Now’s ‘RecallScottWalker.org’ Flies High Over Camp Randall

    Thanks to the generosity of the online supporters of One Wisconsin Now, Badger faithful, Nebraska fans and Gov. Scott Walker were treated to this banner, which flew above Camp Randall for several...

    Scot Ross, 09/30/2011
  • WRTL Under Investigation for Recall GOTV Bribery

    From Dan Bice at the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: Details of the secret investigation are sketchy, but it is clear the Milwaukee County district attorney’s office is investigating charges that Wisconsin Right to...

    Cody Oliphant, 09/25/2011
  • Walker’s #2 at DOA Abruptly Takes Leave of Absence; Is Moved to New State Job; House Gets Raided by FBI

    Three days after Cindy Archer was to have started her job as the legislative liaison at the state Department of Children and Families – and while she was already being paid sick...

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 09/23/2011
  • Walker Spokesperson Granted Immunity in John Doe Investigation

    Gov. Scott Walker’s chief spokesman has been granted immunity in the ongoing John Doe investigation of the governor’s current and former aides, it was learned Friday. Former Appeals Court Judge Neal Nettesheim,...

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 09/23/2011
  • Van Hollen Refused to Investigate Walker’s ‘Cronygate’

    MADISON, Wis. — Republican Attorney General JB Van Hollen, according to a news report today, refused to help the investigation into fellow Republican Scott Walker’s office in the scandal being called “Cronygate.”...

    One Wisconsin Now, 09/20/2011
  • Van Hollen REFUSED to Investigate Walker’s ‘Cronygate’

    Republican Attorney General JB Van Hollen, according to a news report today, refused to help the investigation into fellow Republican Scott Walker’s office in the scandal being called “Cronygate.” The refusal and...

    Cody Oliphant, 09/20/2011
  • Archer’s Home Raided by FBI As Part of John Doe Investigation

    About a dozen law enforcement officers, including FBI agents, searched the Madison home of a former top aide to then-Milwaukee County Executive Scott Walker on Wednesday morning…The search of Archer’s house comes...

    Wisconsin State Journal, 09/15/2011