Multiple media outlets are reporting that former Walker Deputy Chief of Staff Kelly Rindfleisch has reached a tentative plea agreement with prosecutors in the Milwaukee County John Doe Investigation.
The plea hearing has been scheduled at 1:30pm in Milwaukee County Circuit Court this Thursday, five days before Scott Walker was scheduled to appear as a witness for the defense.
Facing four felony campaign fraud counts, the 43 year-old Rindfleisch is very likely ready to cut a deal to save herself possible jail time. One of the only avenues she has to a plea deal is to implicate a superior, who would have been instructing her and have full knowledge of her activities. As Deputy Chief of Staff, there are very few people who fall into that category – one being Scott Walker.
One other former Walker aide has already reached a plea agreement – Darlene Wink. That makes two former high level aides to Walker making a deal…and probably talking to save themselves.
Stay tuned as the investigation continues to get closer and closer…