MADISON, WI (WTAQ) - Governor Scott Walker’s legal defense fund paid almost $10,000 to a public relations firm, in the weeks before his recall election on June 5th.
Watchdogs from the Wisconsin Democracy Campaign reported the payment Tuesday.
According to the report, an IRS filing showed that the Walker camp gave over $9,900 to the Chicago firm of APCO Worldwide. It did not say exactly what the money was used for.
The expense came from a fund of around $160,000. Walker set up the fund for costs related to his handling of a John Doe investigation into Walker’s aides when he was the Milwaukee County executive.
A half-dozen former aides and associates have been charged with crimes ranging from illegal campaigning to embezzlement.
One of them, Darlene Wink, was due in court Tuesday afternoon for her sentencing. That’s after she struck a plea deal in which she supplied information to investigators in the ongoing John Doe probe. In return, prosecutors promised to ask a judge to keep her out of jail.