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Personal email will be allowed as evidence in Walker-aide's trial

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MILWAUKEE (WSAU)   A state appeals court says personal e-mails can be used against a former Milwaukee County Walker aide charged with felony misconduct in office. Kelly Rindfleisch is scheduled to go on trial October 15th – and she tried to delay the proceedings while she appealed plans by prosecutors to show e-mails from two personal accounts to a jury.

Yesterday the appellate court said it would not consider Rindfleisch’s appeal – but she could raise the issue again if she’s convicted. It was the third time the appellate court refused or rejected various appeals from the 43-year-old Rindfleisch. Last month the court rejected her claim that she’s immune from charges, because of a deal she struck a decade ago while working as a State Capitol aide during the Legislature’s caucus scandal.

Rindfleisch is charged with four felony counts of misconduct, for doing Republican campaign work during the hours she was supposed to be serving as Walker’s deputy chief-of-staff in the Milwaukee County executive’s office in 2010. The charges stemmed from a John Doe investigation into Walker’s county aides.

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