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NEW INFORMATION: Wis. gov's former aide will plead to 1 felony

By: AP Email
By: AP Email

MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- One of Gov. Scott Walker's former top aides has agreed to plead to one felony misconduct charge in a deal with Milwaukee County prosecutors.

Kelly Rindfleisch is set to stand trial Monday on four counts of felony misconduct in office. Prosecutors have accused her of doing campaign work while she was supposed to be serving as Walker's deputy chief of staff during his stint as Milwaukee County executive.

Rindfleisch's attorney, Franklyn Gimbel, released the plea bargain Wednesday. The deal calls for Rindfleisch to plead to one of the counts.

Prosecutors have agreed to drop the remaining charges and seek no fines or forfeitures. They also have agreed to recommend she serve probation and an unspecified time in jail.

A hearing on the deal is set for Thursday.
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MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- A Milwaukee County judge has scheduled a plea hearing for one of Gov. Scott Walker's former aides to settle felony misconduct allegations.

Kelly Rindfleisch is scheduled to go to trial next week on four felony counts of misconduct in office. Her attorney, Franklyn Gimbel, has subpoenaed Walker to testify.

But online court records indicate Gimbel and Milwaukee County Assistant District Attorney Bruce Landgraf asked Judge David Hansher Tuesday to set up a plea hearing. Hansher scheduled the proceeding for Thursday.

Landgraf didn't immediately return a message. Gimbel told The Associated Press in a telephone interview he can't comment because he's still negotiating with Landgraf.

Prosecutors have accused Rindfleisch of campaigning on county time during her stint as Walker's deputy chief of staff while Walker was Milwaukee County executive.


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