Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Kelly Rindfleisch Is At It Again

Former Walker aide and fundraiser Kelly Rindfleisch, someone we are all familiar with, is in trouble again.  This from WKOW's Tony Galli:
COLUMBUS (WKOW) -- A former aide and campaign worker for Governor Scott Walker who faces misconduct charges was affiliated with a business with ties to the largest alleged violator of the state's No-Call List. Nevada state records show Kelly Rindfleisch as affiliated with National Lending Solutions, a business with a Columbus address, between December 2011 and March 2012. Milwaukee County's district attorney has charged Rindfleisch with misconduct in public office for allegedly doing campaign work while on-the-job as deputy chief of staff for then-Milwaukee County executive Scott Walker. Rindfleisch was criminally charged at the same time she was listed as the business reservation holder in Nevada. The business address for National Lending Solutions is identical to the address of American Lending Solutions, formerly First American Funding Company, owned by Michael Eisenga of Columbus. In a settlement of a state complaint against First American Funding for allegedly contacting more than one million consumers on the state's No-Call List with mortgage solicitations, First American was required to pay $144,000, and provide quarterly summaries of all its calls to ensure no additional pattern of No-Call violations.
So lets break this down, Kelly Rindfleisch was hired by Scott Walker to fund raise for Scott Walke rand Brett Davis on the taxpayer's dime. She did it so well that Scott Walker personally hired her, and she was expecting a nice cushy government job when the Walker/Davis ticket won. Surprisingly for her, they got in trouble and her spigot of taxpayer money dried up. So her friends at the republican party set her up with her next job. An unethical telemarketing company. But you say, she only worked there for a few months, you cant blame her for what they did.
But in later e-mails, Eisenga said the Nevada business filing involving Rindfleisch was part of a planned, but abandoned name change of his company to National Lending. Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection administrator Sandy Chalmers said at least one, previous violator of Wisconsin's No-Call list attempted to escape the terms of a negotiated court settlement by changing a company name. Eisenga said Rindfleisch was an administrative assistant who worked for his telemarketing firm from October 2011 to January 2012, when she resigned days before being criminally charged.
They brought in Rindfleisch to help them change the name of their company to avoid charges, and then she quit right before, she was criminally charged. It is a wonder how these people sleep at night. Now you say, so Eisenga hired her, that alone does not have anything to do with Scott Walker and the republican party of WI right. Wrong!
State and court records also list Eisenga's state tax debt as $224,178, in connection to his operation of a Columbus golf course. Records show Eisenga accumulated the tax debt during a time he contributed thousands of dollars to republican organizations and candidates, including a $10,000 contribution to Governor Walker in November 2009, and $7,500 to Lieutenant Governor Rebecca Kleefisch in April 2010. Columbia County court records show tax warrants filed by the Department of Revenue against Eisenga list the address of the Republican Party of Columbia County.
Mr. Eisenga, does not like to pay his taxes but has plenty of money left over to give max donations to Scott Walker. When the government tries to get in touch with him to discuss his lack of interest in paying taxes, what address did they use to get in touch with him? The republican party of Columbia County. This guy is the typical Walker supporter. It appears that Scott Walker is going for another merit badge in hiring felons! It is no wonder that Tom Barrett wants Scott Walker to divulge who has been supporting his legal defense fund!
"The people of Wisconsin deserve to know the truth about your involvement in this investigation, and the compelling public interest for this information to be released is paramount," Barrett said. "At various points throughout this investigation, you have dismissed calls for full disclosure of why and how you were granted permission to create a legal defense fund as political stunts and distractions," Barrett wrote. "Yet there is no better way to finally put these questions to rest than to share with the public all information regarding this advisory opinion you received from GAB that allowed you to create your legal defense fund."
Finally a quick trivia question. Q. What other Governor in the history of Wisconsin has ever had a legal defense fund? A. No one!


  1. Will this mean more charges being filed on her?

  2. Doesn't pay taxes but contributes to the GOP and lists his address as the Columbia County Republican Party. No wonder "Wisconsin is broke".

  3. also makes his children use badgercare.

    1. Many fairly wealthy people do this across the state, however.

      Wealthy mostly from inherited wealth, many can't work a job that pays better than average....

  4. Ah yes, the Columbia County GOP, until recently chaired by "concerned parent" Amber Hahn who made it to the top of Olberman's worst-person-in-the-world list:

    skip to the 2:00 mark

    1. HA!

      Better than that drunk ex-Senator, I mean the unions made him do that.

      Unions fault here, too.

  5. Brilliant at least Ameber got her 15 minutes of fame!