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Report: Rindfleisch, O'Keefe among targets in second John Doe probe

MILWAUKEE (WTAQ) - Former aide to Milwaukee County Executive Scott Walker, Kelly Rindfleisch, is reportedly being targeted in a second John Doe probe that's indirectly tied to now Governor Walker.

Rindfleisch was sentenced to six months in jail, after she struck a plea deal on charges from the first John Doe investigation.

Now, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel says Rindfleisch and Eric O'Keefe of the conservative Wisconsin Club for Growth are among five people targeted in the new probe. Earlier Monday, Club for Growth filed a federal lawsuit seeking that the John Doe be dropped.

Media reports said it involves alleged illegal coordination between conservative groups and candidates in the 2011 and '12 recall elections -- including Governor Scott Walker and other Republicans.

Rindfleisch was working in Walker's Milwaukee County Executive office when she allegedly ran GOP campaign activities on taxpayers' time.

Rindfleisch is still appealing her first conviction. She wanted thousands of e-mails and other documents kept secret -- but a judge ruled last week that they must be released.

Rindfleisch is not appealing that order. She was given 30 days to ask that individual e-mails remain sealed. Her lawyer rejected the offer, saying the time period is too short.

(Story courtesy of Wheeler News Service)