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  •  If he intended to not show his hand (1+ / 0-)
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    Then Landgraf's presentation at the Rindfleisch sentencing was sailing awfully close to the wind, was it not?

    Also during the countdown to the Rindfleisch trial (and you need to be a Wispolitics subscriber for this link):

    Earlier, prosecutor Bruce Landgraf served Walker with a subpoena but he released Walker, according to court documents. The defense then filed its subpoena.
    That would have come with a huge risk of tipping the DA's hand - although you could interpret it as Chisholm having talked Landgraf down on it since Walker was, after all, released from the prosecution subpoena.  You could also construe the subsequent defense subpoena of Walker as a lever to try to get the DA to choose between hand-tipping and cutting Rindfleisch a better deal (and she did get a pretty good one considering that the judge was fed up with her legal maneuvers to the point of giving a deadline for a plea... that had already passed).

    If you are correct then Kevin Kavanaugh's embezzlement from veterans cases going to trial would suggest either that: (a) Chisholm couldn't find enough evidence to implicate Walker there; or (b) Chisholm had such evidence, but didn't need to show it in order to secure a conviction, which would be at odds with Kavanaugh's (mistaken) assumption that he stood a good chance of being found not guilty.

    It's an intriguing idea, but I'm not convinced that avoiding trials was part of a Chisholm master strategy.


    Just a periodic reminder that Walker's public statements imply that he is guilty of defrauding Milwaukee County and that he spent $40,000 of his still-existent criminal defense fund in the fourth quarter of last year.

    Also note that the criminal defense fund can only be used in regards to having issues with Wisconsin statutes chapter 11 (campaign financing) or 12 (prohibited election practices).  $$$ for any other "co-operation" would have to come from elsewhere.

    Fake candidates nominated by the GOP for the recalls: 6 out of 7. Fake signatures on the recall petitions: 4 out of 1,860,283.

    by GeoffT on Fri Feb 15, 2013 at 11:20:29 PM PST

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    •  Actually Walker spent more than $40,000 (1+ / 0-)
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      He had to transfer $40,000 into his criminal defense fund because outstanding bills couldn't be paid with the funds available in the account.  And he did it New Years Eve - the last day possible for the quarter - likely to avoid public attention.

      I'm not sure what was up with Landgrafs court presentation during the Reindfleisch sentencing, but I most certainly enjoyed it.  Perhaps he just went a bit off the rails in frustration at having to give her such a sweet deal considering this was her second time she was caught committing the exact same offense (she got off the first time by a grant of immunity in return for her cooperation) and all the legal maneuvering that was employed on her behalf.

      Whatever is going on, the John Doe Probe has been running on silent mode and I'm not sure what'g going to happen now that the public indictments have been ajudicated.  And I haven't heard a single thing about the Federal John Doe either.

      I still hope that Walker, unlike the rich and powerful, isn't too big to charge, perp walk, and jail.  

      There already is class warfare in America. Unfortunately, the rich are winning.

      by Puddytat on Fri Feb 15, 2013 at 11:39:12 PM PST

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