MILWAUKEE (WTAQ) - A former Milwaukee County veterans’ service commissioner has a final pre-trial hearing Tuesday on charges that he embezzled $42,000.
62-year-old Kevin Kavanaugh has a one-day trial scheduled for October 8th on five felony charges, including embezzlement and fraud.
He’s one of five former Scott Walker aides charged earlier this year in a John Doe investigation connected with Walker’s days as the Milwaukee County executive.
Kavanaugh is accused of taking thousands from an annual program at the County Zoo which honors Wisconsin veterans.
Walker’s former deputy chief of staff Tim Russell is charged with embezzling $21,000 from the same program. He’s scheduled to go on trial December 3rd on three felony theft counts.