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Prosecutors say Wisconsin governor part of criminal campaign scheme

Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker speaks after witnessing a signing memorandum of understanding of the commercial deals between U.S. and China at the U.S. Embassy in BeijingWisconsin 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. Prosecutors spelled out their case against Walker, considered a potential 2016 Republican White House hopeful, and others in court documents released by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit. Prosecutors have not filed charges in the broad probe into alleged illegal campaign coordination between special interest groups and campaigns in Wisconsin.

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