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Will Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker Be Indicted ?

Che Guevara - Hero 2012/06/06 14:00:09
Yes, Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker WILL Be Indicted.
No, Wisconsin Governor Scott WILL NOT Be Indicted.
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Will Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker Be Indicted ?

This morning, a criminal complaint filed in circuit court alleges that William Gardner, the president and CEO of Wisconsin & Southern Railroad Co., skirted campaign donation laws by soliciting employees to give to Scott Walker’s campaign and then reimbursing them, in what amounts to two felony counts. It has also come out that Walker’s campaign then reimbursed Gardner and seven additional railroad employees to the tune of $43,800, which indicates a criminal probe is imminent of Walker’s campaign.

The Wisconsin State Journal reports:

It’s illegal to direct company funds to political campaigns in the state. But William Gardner, the president and CEO of Wisconsin & Southern Railroad Co., told the state last May that he gave company money to reimburse employees for making political donations to Gov. Scott Walker and other political candidates.

Gardner was charged Monday morning with two felony counts of violating campaign finance laws, including charges of excessive political contributions and unlawful political contributions…

Last May, Walker’s campaign reimbursed Gardner and seven additional railroad employees $43,800, spokeswoman Jill Bader said at the time.

Wisconsin state law states that , “No person may, directly or indirectly, make any contribution other than from funds or property belonging to the contributor. No person may, directly or indirectly, furnish funds or property to another person for the purpose of making a contribution in other than the person’s own name. No person may intentionally accept or receive any contribution made in violation of this subsection.” Furthermore, the law elaborates, “The unit of prosecution under sub. (1) is every transfer of funds to another person accompanied by the false listing of any single contributor. An individual illegally furnishing funds from a corporate account may be convicted under sub.”

The state might be trying to get William Gardner to testify against Walker with the two felony counts. If this is legitimate, the people of Wisconsin have more than enough reason to oust Walker. If it’s unclear how serious this is, think Tom DeLay.

A pattern of systemic corruption within the Wisconsin Republican Party is being established by recent events. What we have here is a pattern of reckless disregard for the law, which I deeply suspect will eventually rear its head in the Wisconsin Supreme Court race as well, though we don’t know exactly how yet. But the Walker administration and the Republicans in the state Senate and House have established a pattern of violating the law, now topped off by allegations against a donor of violations of campaign laws.

At 2PM Wisconsin time, the state Government Accountability Board and Milwaukee County district attorney’s office will have a press conference to discuss the news of their investigation. A criminal probe is heading Walker’s way or has already hit.

If the GAB and DA can prove their allegations and the probe extends to Walker’s campaign itself, it suggests that Walker and his gang are not only corrupt, but inept criminals who have brazenly broken the law at every turn in an executive power grab that will go down in history as an example of what not to do.


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  • trentinafur 2012/06/06 16:53:41
    Yes, Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker WILL Be Indicted.
    trentinafur
    +14
    Corruption seems to "follow" this guy from job to job.

    Or probably more accurately: Walker brings corruption with him wherever he goes.

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  • bob h. 2012/10/10 22:52:53
    Yes, Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker WILL Be Indicted.
    bob h.
    We can only hope.
  • Magus BN-0 2012/10/05 13:59:20
    Yes, Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker WILL Be Indicted.
    Magus BN-0
    Most likely he will be. His corruption is obvious.
  • Dolly 2012/10/05 09:38:59
    Yes, Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker WILL Be Indicted.
    Dolly
  • CAROLYN NTARWNJBS 2012/06/21 23:55:30
    Yes, Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker WILL Be Indicted.
    CAROLYN NTARWNJBS
    I always look to the positive.
  • Cthulhu 2012/06/21 21:38:45
    Yes, Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker WILL Be Indicted.
    Cthulhu
    He should be but he has plenty of money to buy the best lawyers.
  • Joe Shwingding BN-ZERO 2012/06/11 20:32:21
    Yes, Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker WILL Be Indicted.
    Joe Shwingding BN-ZERO
    +3
    and he will have a whole lot of Koch Bros. $$$$ for his legal defense fund.
  • Cthulhu Joe Shw... 2012/06/21 21:35:40
    Cthulhu
    +1
    I read he is using the campaign fund to buy some expensive lawyers.
  • kudabux 2012/06/11 15:23:56
    Yes, Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker WILL Be Indicted.
    kudabux
    +2
    According to Wisconsin State law, he certainly should be. No wonder he won the election. What a fraud!
  • Phantom 2012/06/09 16:59:25
    No, Wisconsin Governor Scott WILL NOT Be Indicted.
    Phantom
    +3
    Walker probably won't be indicted, but sure as hell should be.
  • #Justice4Trayvon 629 BLOCKT... 2012/06/08 23:29:27
    Yes, Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker WILL Be Indicted.
    #Justice4Trayvon 629 BLOCKT CONS
    +3
    Well well well, I wonder if him & Blago will be cell-mates!

    Scott Walker behind bars
  • Tresa 2012/06/07 19:37:01
    Yes, Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker WILL Be Indicted.
    Tresa
    +5
    Money kept him in office and in the long run money will get him out of this.
  • #Justic... Tresa 2012/06/08 23:36:34
    #Justice4Trayvon 629 BLOCKT CONS
    +5
    Talk about poetic justice--How sweet the sound!!!
  • Keeping It Real 2012/06/07 15:21:19
    Yes, Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker WILL Be Indicted.
    Keeping It Real
    +7
    Why else would he have a legal fund of over $100,000!
  • the spoiler 2012/06/07 15:14:28
    Yes, Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker WILL Be Indicted.
    the spoiler
    +6
    For the sake of the middle class lets hope so
  • aneed2know 2012/06/07 04:26:15
    Yes, Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker WILL Be Indicted.
    aneed2know
    +5
    I dont know but he is facing some serious charges.
  • Edwin 2012/06/07 02:54:55
    Yes, Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker WILL Be Indicted.
    Edwin
    +4
    I hope so. He did illegal things. It is difficult to convict for abuse of campaign laws, but they have a pretty good case.

    It should be noted that they did not attempt to indict before the recall election. If they had, it would have given a partisan impression. This is no more partisan than the indictment of Blagovich in the state just south of Wisconsin.

    The fact that it might put a little egg on the face of those conservative millionaires who personally donated to his current campaign is a little revenge for those of us who lost the recall race, but it isn't the reason to indict. The reason is that he did illegal things and didn't hide them well.
  • Denny 2012/06/07 02:38:22
    No, Wisconsin Governor Scott WILL NOT Be Indicted.
    Denny
    +3
    Damn Dumbocraps You sure fight dirty.
  • Che Gue... Denny 2012/06/07 21:02:19
    Che Guevara - Hero
    +7
    The Conservatives have proven they will do ANYTHING to stay in power. Their votes are always for sale to the highest bidder. How much is your soul worth ?
    scott walker endicted
  • Denny Che Gue... 2012/06/07 22:02:41
    Denny
    and Dumbocraps are clean as the driven snow.........Right!!!!
  • Che Gue... Denny 2012/06/07 23:21:11
    Che Guevara - Hero
    +5
    Keep your blinders on Gramps.
    scott walker koch brothers
    Click on graphic to ENLARGE
  • ☥☽✪☾DAW... Che Gue... 2012/06/08 02:38:50
  • ☥☽✪☾DAW... Che Gue... 2012/06/08 02:39:30
  • katywon ☥☽✪☾DAW... 2012/06/08 23:46:51
  • Dramha ... katywon 2012/06/09 00:04:10
    Dramha Bum-180
    +3
    'hav to go see Contard about some 'Shark Bite Creme'..
  • Herb 2012/06/07 02:30:28
    No, Wisconsin Governor Scott WILL NOT Be Indicted.
    Herb
    +4
    no slap on the wrist dems are pissed that he won now trying something else to get him out.
  • aneed2know Herb 2012/06/07 04:27:16
    aneed2know
    +5
    i dont think dems are pissed, they control the Senate now, so Walker cant pass any middle class killing bills, anymore.
  • Herb aneed2know 2012/06/07 18:55:29 (edited)
    Herb
    many think the gop will pic it up the election most dems are retiring because of the healthcare Bill and the backlash its bringing.
  • aneed2know Herb 2012/06/12 06:07:23
    aneed2know
    +1
    so you unblocked me so you could respond, wow.
  • Herb aneed2know 2012/06/12 16:53:29 (edited)
    Herb
    never blocked you in not petty i respect everyones oppinion. there are people who have blocked me though
  • aneed2know Herb 2012/06/13 07:08:31
    aneed2know
    +1
    that's funny because this is the first time i have ever had a chance to reply to any of your statements and i know i did not block you and i know i did not unblock you, so either SH head blocked me and you unblocked me, or you are lying which is it?
  • Herb aneed2know 2012/06/14 07:28:47
    Herb
    now promise i never have blocked you. i wont lie. there was a guy who made a comment about my daughters. i ask soda head to sensor him but i never blocked any one promise. we all have voice, unlike some that block me. i dont block them. beside i like you my brother. we may not always see eye to eye, but i let you speak not block.
  • Che Gue... Herb 2012/06/07 21:04:04
    Che Guevara - Hero
    +6
    He had to raise 50 Million Dollars ( 65% from out of State ) and the State had to spend 44 Million Dollars on the Recall Election and he is still going to be indicted and you think he won ? lol
  • Herb Che Gue... 2012/06/07 21:32:32
    Herb
    +1
    53% of the vote one point in a game or 10 points is still a win.
    like barney franks and wrangle he will get a slap on the wrist
  • luvguins Herb 2012/06/08 23:41:49
    luvguins
    +5
    He's another Tom Delay waiting to happen.
  • luvguins Herb 2012/06/08 23:36:48
    luvguins
    +5
    They don't need to try as he did it to himself.
  • Roger47 2012/06/07 02:09:25
    Yes, Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker WILL Be Indicted.
    Roger47
    +7
    Sure looks like money laundering and campaign fraud to me!
  • CHUCK 2012/06/07 00:38:18
    No, Wisconsin Governor Scott WILL NOT Be Indicted.
    CHUCK
    +3
    NO,
    I WENT TO WISCONSIN TO TALK AND WALK FOR WALKER..TIRING ,BUT FUN..
    I TALKED WITH A LOT OF PEOPLE..THEY AGREED THAT THEY DIDNOT WANT TO BE LIKE GREECE..WE ALSO TALKED ABOUT OUR COUNTRY BORROWING 41 % OF EVERY DOLLAR WE SPEND..
    IT REMAINS TO BE SEEN ,IF ROMNEY CAN RELATE THE ISSUE ON A NATIONAL LEVEL..

    TEA 4 MEPhotobucketTEA 4 ME
  • Che Gue... CHUCK 2012/06/07 21:06:39
  • CHUCK Che Gue... 2012/06/07 21:45:50
    CHUCK
    +2
    TRUE..
  • katywon 2012/06/07 00:04:22
    No, Wisconsin Governor Scott WILL NOT Be Indicted.
    katywon
    +4
    I don't know enough about Walker but how did he get re-elected even with such a low margin? Is it just the money?

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