Kavanaugh pleads not guilty to theft
MILWAUKEE (AP) — A former Milwaukee County official appointed by Gov. Scott Walker while he was county executive is pleading not guilty to theft and fraud charges.
Kevin Kavanaugh is accused of stealing $42,000 from veterans and their families.
According to online court records, he also waived his preliminary hearing and was bound over for trial Friday. A scheduling conference was set for Jan. 30.
Also charged is Tim Russell, Walker’s former deputy chief of staff in the county. He faces embezzlement charges related to a nonprofit Walker asked him to head.
Russell’s domestic partner, Brian Pierick, faces child enticement charges. Prosecutors say they found that evidence while looking through Russell’s phones and computers.