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Scott Walker Will Use Criminal Defense Fund For His Own Legal Problems

May 30, 2012

Political aides need to sink or swim.

Gov. Scott Walker said Wednesday he will not use campaign funds to pay for the criminal defense of his aides.

Walker made the comment a day after a report show he had transferred $100,000 from his campaign account to a criminal defense fund he has set up. In all, he has put $160,000 into the account.

That fund can be used for himself, his campaign or those working for his campaign. But Walker’s comments Wednesday indicate he would use the funds only for himself or the campaign.

Three of Walker’s former aides from his time as Milwaukee County executive have been charged, as has one of his appointtees and a major donor. The secret John Doe probe continues.

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