NEW INFORMATION: Wis. gov hopes secret investigation finally ends

By: AP Email
By: AP Email

MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Gov. Scott Walker says he hopes Milwaukee County prosecutors' secret probe into his former county associates and campaign donors ends this week.

The probe began in 2010 during Walker's stint as Milwaukee County executive. Three former aides, a donor and a former appointee have been charged with crimes ranging from misconduct in office to theft.

The only one who hasn't been convicted is former aide Timothy Russell. He plans to enter a plea agreement Thursday to settle a felony embezzlement case.

Prosecutors haven't accused Walker of any wrongdoing. During a question-and-answer period with the audience at a Wisconsin Dairy Association conference in Madison on Tuesday, Walker said he hopes the investigation will end this week.

Assistant District Attorney Bruce Landgraf, who is leading the investigation, declined to comment.
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MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Gov. Scott Walker plans to speak at the annual meeting of the Wisconsin Dairy Business Association.

Walker is scheduled to talk at the group's meeting Tuesday in Madison.

Walker has been boosting his Wisconsin profile in recent days. On Monday, he took questions from listeners to a radio talk show and held a Capitol news conference.

In addition to the WDBA event on Tuesday, he is also scheduled to hold a listening session at ACE Marine in Green Bay as part of a new initiative designed to get feedback from people about his budget and legislative priorities.

Walker is also scheduled to speak at a Wednesday meeting of Wisconsin Manufacturers and Commerce, the state chamber of commerce.


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