Prosecutors say Wisc. Gov. Walker part of criminal campaign scheme
MILWAUKEE (Reuters) - Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker and others participated in a broad plan to circumvent the state's campaign finance laws during special elections in 2011 and 2012, state prosecutors alleged in formerly sealed court documents released on Thursday.
"The coordination under investigation resulted in either prohibited and illegal in-kind or direct contributions that were not reported by the candidate campaign committees as required by law," prosecutors said.
Prosecutors have not filed charges in the broad probe into alleged illegal campaign coordination between special interest groups and campaigns in Wisconsin.
(Reporting by Brendan O'Brien in Milwaukee, David Bailey in Minneapolis and Andy Sullivan in Washington; Editing by Will Dunham)