Friday is the date for the sentencing hearing for Kevin Kavanaugh, the first person to embezzle money from the
Remember that Scott Walker claimed and is still claiming that he "started the investigation" by having his Chief of Staff Tom Nardelli go to the DA's Office with concerns about missing money. What he doesn't want to talk about is how he also immediately started to stonewall the investigation, opening the door for Walkergate.
I don't expect any big revelations from this, but you never can tell.
But that's OK, because there's other things to chew on.
I have recently heard that Phase II of the Walkergate investigation has already commenced. Apparently Kelly Rindfleisch did give some information after all and gave up Cindy Archer.
Archer had been Walker's Director of Administration during the time Walker was Milwaukee County Executive. Criminal complaints and other documents from Walkergate show that Archer was deeply involved with the illegal campaigning and the collusion between county personnel and campaign staff.
Word is that Archer is already working on a plea deal even though she hasn't been arrested yet, much less charged. It's a maneuver called a negotiated issuance.
If this is true and they are going after Archer, there's a good chance that they are going after others, like Tom Nardelli, who was Walker's Chief of Staff during this time.
This would also explain why they let off people like Rindfleisch or Tim Russell with relative slaps on the wrist. Many people wanted the DA to get these two to flip on Walker.
But neither of these people were, as far as the Milwaukee County hierarchy goes, closer than two degrees separated. The highest position that both Rindfleisch and Russell reached was Deputy Chief of Staff, two spots below Walker.
But if they turned on Archer and Nardelli, well, now we're at the level just below Walker, as his Director of Administration and Chief of Staff, respectively. They testimony would be much harder for Walker to explain away.
Yup, 2013 is shaping up to be a most interesting year.
Now, if only we could figure out who John Doe is...