Former Walker aide to be arraigned on theft chargeThe man who was chief of staff to Gov. Scott Walker when Walker was the Milwaukee County executive is set to be arraigned on theft charges.
By: The Associated Press, Superior Telegram
MILWAUKEE (AP) — The man who was chief of staff to Gov. Scott Walker when Walker was the Milwaukee County executive is set to be arraigned on theft charges.
An arraignment for Timothy D. Russell is scheduled for Thursday morning. He's charged with two charges of felony theft and one charge of misdemeanor theft.
The 48-year-old is accused of stealing more than $21,000 between 2006 and 2009 from a nonprofit organization that Walker asked him to lead. The charges came as part of an ongoing criminal investigation centered on people who served in county government during Walker's tenure as executive.
A message left with Russell's defense attorney, Mike Maistelman, was not immediately returned. He has previously said his client is innocent.
Another former Walker appointee is also charged with embezzling from the organization.