MILWAUKEE (WTAQ) - One of the first people charged in the John Doe investigation into Scott Walker’s former Milwaukee County aides will have his final pre-trial hearing Monday.
Tim Russell is scheduled to stand trial in 2 weeks on three counts of embezzlement. He’s accused of stealing $21,000 from an annual Milwaukee County Zoo event that honors Wisconsin’s veterans.
Russell is among 5 former aides and associates who served under Governor Scott Walker when he was the Milwaukee County executive.
Walker himself has repeatedly denied being a target of the John Doe – and his recall election opponent, Democrat Tom Barrett, has used the probe to raise questions about Walker’s leadership.