MADISON, Wis. (AP) - One of Republican Gov. Scott Walker's former top aides is expected to plead to one felony misconduct count in a deal with prosecutors.
Kelly Rindfleisch is scheduled to appear before Milwaukee County Circuit Judge David A. Hansher at a plea hearing Thursday afternoon.
Rindfleisch served as Walker's deputy chief of staff during Walker's tenure as Milwaukee County executive in 2010. Prosecutors allege she worked for Republican Brett Davis' lieutenant governor campaign on county time. She faces four felony counts of misconduct in office.
A plea bargain Rindfleisch's attorney reached with Assistant District Attorney Bruce Landgraf calls for her to plead to one of the counts and Landgraf to drop the remaining three. The prosecutor also has agreed to recommend she serve probation and jail time rather than prison.
A Milwaukee County judge has scheduled a plea hearing for one of Gov. Scott Walker's former aides to settle felony misconduct allegations.
Kelly Rindfleisch is scheduled to go to trial next week on four felony counts of misconduct in office. Her attorney, Franklyn Gimbel, has subpoenaed Walker to testify.
But online court records indicate Gimbel and Milwaukee County Assistant District Attorney Bruce Landgraf asked Judge David Hansher Tuesday to set up a plea hearing. Hansher scheduled the proceeding for Thursday.
Landgraf didn't immediately return a message. Gimbel told The Associated Press in a telephone interivew he can't comment because he's still negotiating with Landgraf.
Prosecutors have accused Rindfleisch of campaigning on county time during her stint as Walker's deputy chief of staff while Walker was Milwaukee County executive.
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