Governor cleared in John Doe investigation

March 28, 2013
Gov. Scott Walker

Governor Scott Walker

Nearly three years after the secret John Doe investigation began into “misconduct related issues ranging from to campaign finance fraud to embezzlement,” DA John Chisholm said in a statement, the investigation ended up bringing charges on six individuals who made plea deals with the prosecution. Three were former Scott Walker aides, while he was Milwaukee County executive. “The Milwaukee County District Attorney’s Office follows a policy of filing charges only where it believes proof beyond a reasonable doubt supports the allegations in a criminal complaint. “After a review of the John Doe evidence, I am satisfied that all charges that are supported by proof beyond a reasonable doubt have now been brought and concluded,” Chisholm said. Governor Walker said that he was pleased that the investigation was over so we can move forward.