MADISON (WKOW) -- After months of silence regarding the John Doe investigation into activities surrounding Gov. Scott Walker's staff during his tenure as Milwaukee County Executive, new documents uncovered by the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel newspaper show the probe has now reached the Governor's office.
Those records show a Milwaukee County prosecutor sought personnel records in June from both the Governor's office and the Wisconsin Department of Administration.
The Journal-Sentinel is reporting that Milwaukee County Assistant District Attorney David Robles requested all communications "related to the designation and determination of individuals as 'key professional staff' of the Office of Governor."
The Journal-Sentinel report states that Robles also asked for records related to Walker aides or staffers that were assigned the maximum state salary for their positions.
The Milwaukee County District Attorney's office has been conducting the John Doe investigation since May of 2010.
To date, it has resulted in criminal charges against four former Walker aides or appointees in Milwaukee County.
One former Walker aide, Darlene Wink, pleaded guilty to two misdemeanors for raising campaign funds during county work hours.
The DA also charged Walker's former Deputy Chief of Staff, Kelly Rindfleisch, for illegally raising campaign funds, but she has pleaded not guilty.
Tim Russell and Kevin Kavanaugh are also facing charges for embezzling county funds.
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