WisPolitics: Kelly Rindfleisch sentencing presentation


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PowerPoint presentation from Milwaukee County DA's office used during the sentencing hearing for Kelly Rindfleisch, a former county aide to Scott Walker who reached a plea deal to settle charges against her stemming from the long-running John Doe probe.

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WisPolitics: Kelly Rindfleisch sentencing presentation

  1. 1. Kelly RindfleischSentencing Hearing November 19, 2012
  2. 2. Mitigating Considerationsn  No criminal recordn  Truthful with investigators in multiple interview sessions (5) in December and January 2010n  Her cooperation was a thing of value to prosecutors, whether or not it produced useful information in the eyes of those prosecutorsn  Pledged to honestly cooperate in the prosecution of Tim Russell, in which she has given helpful and detailed information
  3. 3. KR does politicsn  Kelly s first preference was not a job in politics. Defense Memo page 2.n  The truth is likely that Kelly would have taken any good paying job in late 2009.n  Indeed, she likely she would have taken a job at any time that paid better than the County.n  Ms. Rindfleisch s job with the Davis campaign is evidence of her need for additional cash.
  4. 4. KR does politicsn  The fact remains, however, that Kelly has been employed in the world of politics since 1995 when she was about 26 years old.n  Politics is what Kelly knows and does.n  Based on my review of the e-mails between the campaign and Ms. Rindfleisch, people like Keith Gilkes (FOSW campaign manager) think she does a darn good job of it.
  5. 5. KR does politicsn  The point? It is unlikely that she was forced into this criminal conduct by some third parties.n  She found employment based on her skill set.n  This was a world with which Ms. R was familiar.n  This was a world about which Ms. R knew the rules.
  6. 6. KR knows the rules
  7. 7. KR knows the rules
  8. 8. KR knows the rules
  9. 9. KR knows the rules
  10. 10. KR knows the rulesn  These text passages concern calls.n  Ms. R knows the formula for campaign activity is, as Jim Villa (Walker confidant and former Chief of Staff) puts it, take vacation and go home.n  As we will see, almost 70% of campaign activity takes place during business hours while Ms. R is in the courthouse.
  11. 11. KR knows the rules
  12. 12. KR knows the rules
  13. 13. KR knows the rules
  14. 14. Payments to JVS Consulting
  15. 15. Payments to JVS Consulting
  16. 16. Payments to JVS Consulting
  17. 17. Payments to JVS Consulting Xxxxxxxxxxx xxxxxxxxx
  18. 18. Payments to JVS Consulting
  19. 19. Fundraising on Taxpayer Time
  20. 20. Fundraising on Taxpayer Time n  Sends list of possible hosts ($250 - $500 donors). n  Gets back a list of recruited hosts. n  Does the invitation (per approval) n  Puts together invitee materials (address labels, envelopes etc.) n  Works with Cullen Werwie (campaign manager) to send out materials
  21. 21. Fundraising on Taxpayer Time
  22. 22. Fundraising on Taxpayer Time
  23. 23. Fundraising on Taxpayer Time
  24. 24. Fundraising on Taxpayer Time
  25. 25. Fundraising on Taxpayer Time
  26. 26. Fundraising on Taxpayer Time Xxxxx x X X X X X X X X X X x
  27. 27. Facts about Davis Activityn  February 3, 2010 – July 13, 2010n  2196 Davis related e-mailsn  Of the Davis related e-mails, 1491 (68%) were sent between 7:00 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. on business days (i.e., weekends, off-days & holidays excluded)n  No clear pattern as to time (e.g., before 8, a.m., during noon hour or after 4 p.m.)
  28. 28. This was a 24/7 job, including weekends.
  29. 29. The 24/7 jobn  Promoted to Chief of Staff, March 15, 2010 XXXXX $59,560.384 per year
  30. 30. The 24/7 jobn  This was a 24/7 job, including weekends. Defense memo page 3.n  No one doubts that Kelly Rindfleisch works hard.n  The question remains, what was she working on and was it for the benefit of the taxpayers?
  31. 31. The 24/7 job
  32. 32. CEX /Campaign Conference Calls
  33. 33. Campaign Conference Calls xxxxxxxxxxx
  34. 34. Campaign Conference Calls
  35. 35. Close Contact with Campaign
  36. 36. Close Contact with Campaignn  January 15, 2010 – October 21, 2010n  3,486 e-mails either from Gilkes (FOSW Campaign Manager) Bader (FOSW Communications Director) or Thompson (Deputy Campaign Manager) or to Gilkes Bader or Thompsonn  2, 216 (64%) sent Monday – Friday 7:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on business days (i.e., weekends, off-days & holidays excluded)n  No clear pattern as to time (e.g., before 8 a.m., during the noon hour or after 4 p.m.)
  37. 37. CEX/Campaign Media Group
  38. 38. CEX/Campaign Media Groupn  Ms. Rindfleisch was selected to serve on the media group.n  Not a single communiqué from the Office of the County Executive was published without review by the media group.
  39. 39. CEX/Campaign Media Groupn  Who?n  County Executive / Candidate Scott Walkern  Campaign Consultant R.J. Johnsonn  Campaign Manager Keith Gilkesn  Campaign Publicist Jill Badern  County Chief of Staff Tom Nardellin  County Deputy Chief of Staff Kelly Rindfleischn  County Communications Director Fran McLaughlin
  40. 40. CEX/Campaign Media Group xxx xxx xxx
  41. 41. CEX/Campaign Media Group
  42. 42. CEX/Campaign Media Group
  43. 43. CEX/Campaign Media Group
  44. 44. CEX/Campaign Media Group
  45. 45. CEX/Campaign Media Group xxx xxx xxx
  46. 46. Research for Campaign Literature
  47. 47. Research for Campaign Literature
  48. 48. Research for Campaign Literature
  49. 49. Research for Campaign Literature
  50. 50. Research for Campaign Literature
  51. 51. Research for Campaign Literature xxx
  52. 52. Research for Campaign Literature
  53. 53. Research for Campaign Literature
  54. 54. Research for Campaign Literature
  55. 55. Research for Campaign Literature
  56. 56. Research for Campaign Literature xxx
  57. 57. More for the Campaign
  58. 58. More for the Campaign
  59. 59. More for the Campaign xxx
  60. 60. More for the Campaign
  61. 61. More for the Campaign
  62. 62. More for the Campaign
  63. 63. More for the Campaign xxx
  64. 64. More for the Campaign
  65. 65. More for the Campaign
  66. 66. More for the Campaign xxx xxx
  67. 67. Interaction with Keith Gilkes, FOSW Campaign Manager
  68. 68. Gilkes Contacts
  69. 69. Gilkes Contacts
  70. 70. Gilkes Contacts
  71. 71. Gilkes Contacts
  72. 72. Gilkes Contacts
  73. 73. Gilkes Contacts
  74. 74. Gilkes ContactsJust keep in mind u guys canoverride him when u thinkappropriate because we can t.
  75. 75. Gilkes ContactsYou guys are in the driver s seat.
  76. 76. End