Former Walker Aide Offers Not Guilty Pleas To 4 Charges

A former aide to Scott Walker entered not guilty pleas to four felony charges relating to campaigning while at work for Milwaukee County.

Kelly M. Rindfleisch was Walker’s deputy chief of staff when the current governor was Milwaukee County executive. The 43-year-old Rindfleisch is accused of doing campaign work while on the clock, including fundraising for a Republican candidate for lieutenant governor.

Rindfleisch is one of five Walker associates facing charges in a secret investigation. Another former aide has pleaded guilty to two misdemeanor charges.

Rindfleisch’s attorney seek to move trial to Columbia County She now lives in Columbus.

Walker hasn’t been charged with wrongdoing but has set up a legal defense fund. The move is allowed only for officeholders who have been charged or are under investigation for election or campaign violations.