Another former Walker Milwaukee County aide expected to settle his court case todayWisconsin News
Former Milwaukee County Walker aide Tim Russell is expected to settle his embezzlement case this afternoon.
Former Milwaukee County Walker aide Tim Russell is expected to settle his embezzlement case this afternoon. Prosecutors announced a plea deal on Monday – and we could find out the details after Russell makes his court appearance at 1:30. The 49-year-old Russell is currently charged with three counts of theft from a business setting – and two of those charges are felonies. The plea deal averts a trial that had been scheduled to begin next Monday. Russell is accused of stealing 21-thousand dollars from an annual program at the Milwaukee County Zoo that honors Wisconsin veterans. He’s also accused of taking campaign funds from two Milwaukee County Board candidates. Prosecutors said he used the stolen money to take exotic vacations. Russell was the first of five ex-Walker aides and associates to be charged. All had either worked for Walker or was appointed by him, during his time as the Milwaukee County executive.