Target: Ken Holder (US Attorney General)
Goal: Ramp up the investigation of Governor Scott Walker’s high-level corruption.
Recently, six members of Scott Walker’s administration, from his deputy chiefs of staff to his Veteran Services Commissioner, were convicted of various levels of theft and high-level corruption. With his administration under heavy scrutiny, Wispolitics recently reported that Scott Walker illegally transferred $40,000 from his campaign fund to his criminal defense account on the last day of the year. With $200,000 now in the fund, he has clearly demonstrated his willingness to heavily “lawyer up” against any local authorities.
Forget Scott Walker’s other questionable decisions as Milwaukee Country Executive and Wisconsin State Governor; members of his administration stole from charities and tax payers, abused government positions and violated state finance laws. As the head of his administration, Mr. Scott’s claim that he was unaware of these criminal activities is not only an extremely poor excuse, it seems highly unlikely.
In similar form, when asked why he transferred the money, he told reporters it was in order to cooperate with investigators. However Wisconsin State law (something the Governor should understand quite well) clearly states that “Wisconsin Statutes permit a state government official who is being investigated for or charged with a violation of campaign finance laws [chapter 11, Wisconsin Statutes] or prohibited election practices [chapter 12, Wisconsin Statutes] to establish a “legal defense fund” for expenditures supporting or defending the candidate while that person is being investigated for, or charged with, or convicted of a violation of those chapters.”
Please sign this petition and provoke the US Attorney General, Eric Holder, to actively pursue this investigation and bring this high-level corruption in Wisconsin to a screeching halt, as well as those responsible to justice.
Dear Mr. Holder,
The situation with Governor Scott Walker in Wisconsin has reached ridiculous heights. Not only have six members of his administration been convicted of various levels of theft and financial fraud, but also Scott Walker has denied any knowledge of such crimes and has recently acquired 200,000 dollars through semi-legal means in order to protect himself in a court of law.
Based on Mr. Scott’s actions while acting as Milwaukee County Executive for eight years, he routinely demonstrated he is not a man to trust. Consequently, based on the high-level criminal activity within his administration, the petition requests the office of the US Attorney General investigate these crimes further, file an appeal for Act 10, and get to the bottom of this corruption.
At a time when our nation is scrambling to stay afloat financially, high-level corruption in the government is not only a mockery of America’s system, but a spit in the face to all hard-working American citizens.
Please ensure everything is done to rid this toxic corruption from the governmental halls in Wisconsin.
[Your Name Here]
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