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Jury convicts former Walker aide

A Milwaukee County jury has convicted one of Gov. Scott Walker's former associates of stealing money donated to help veterans and their families.

Jurors Friday convicted 62-year-old Kevin Kavanaugh of Cudahy of stealing more than $51,000.

Prosecutors alleged that Kavanaugh had skimmed the money from bank deposits and phony withdrawals from accounts for the Military Order of the Purple Heart, a veterans service organization.

The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports Kavanaugh said nothing following the verdict. Sentencing is set for Dec. 7.

The defense argued Kavanaugh was simply a terrible bookkeeper.

Walker appointed Kavanaugh to the county Veterans Service Commission when Walker was Milwaukee County executive.

Kavanaugh was charged as part of a secret investigation Milwaukee prosecutors launched into Walker's office. The governor has not been charged with any wrongdoing.


Information from: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, http://www.jsonline.com

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