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Probe into Gov. Walker's former office looked into personnel records

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MILWAUKEE, WI (WTAQ) - Prosecutors in the John Doe probe against former Milwaukee County Walker aides have subpoenaed personnel records from seven ex-county employees. The Journal Sentinel says they include Walker’s former spokeswoman Fran McLaughlin and deputy spokesman Jon Myhre. Prosecutors are also looking into the personnel files of Darlene Wink, Kelly Rindfleisch, and Tim Russell – who have been charged with various crimes as a result of the John Doe probe.

Prosecutors have reportedly subpoenaed records of ex-Walker aides Cindy Archer and Tom Nardelli – who have not been charged. WITI-TV in Milwaukee reported last night on the subpoena of McLaughlin’s personnel file. The Journal Sentinel followed up on the others Monday. No reasons have been given for the review. The paper said Rindfleisch was quoted in a computer chat room as saying that McLaughlin was “highlighting all the mistakes in the press releases that the campaign does.” That was around the time that Walker ran for governor in 2010, but it did not clarify McLaughlin’s alleged role.

Rindfleisch is charged with doing campaign work on county time. Wink has struck a plea deal on a similar allegation. Russell is accused of embezzling $21,000 from an annual event for veterans.

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