MADISON-Scott Walker was returning Monday to the Milwaukee County Courthouse, not as executive but as a figure in an ongoing criminal corruption probe that has ensnared current and former top aides.
Walker announced late Friday his "voluntary" meeting with prosecutors, which came after a week in which three more top figures were said to be testifying to the secret John Doe proceeding.
To advise his "voluntary" meeting, Walker has retained high-powered, and presumably high-dollar, criminal defense counsel specializing in white collar crimes. The services of these two lawyers come in addition to the more than $60,000 Walker's campaign has already spent on legal fees related to the John Doe.
At one point, Walker and his political allies had sharp words for executives whose underlings have been accused of crimes. That tone has softened of late, as Walker himself is now smack in the middle of a criminal corruption investigation.