Former Walker aides appear in court, separately

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.

WAUKESHA -- Two men caught up in the on-going John Doe investigation appeared in court Friday -- at separate times.

Timothy Russell is charged with stealing more than $20,000 meant for veterans. Russell's live-in partner, Brian Pierick, faces charges after investigators say he tried to entice a 17-year-old boy for sex acts.

Investigators found text messages between Pierick and the teen while investigating his partner, Russell.

Russell was in court to support Pierick before heading to a Milwaukee County courtroom to face his own charges -- that he allegedly embezzled money intended for veterans. Russell faces a trial date of June 18th.

The charges in these cases are part of an on-going John Doe investigation sparked by Gov. Scott Walker. He tipped off authorities when he noticed money missing. That has led to five people being criminally charged.

Notice: you are using an outdated browser. Microsoft does not recommend using IE as your default browser. Some features on this website, like video and images, might not work properly. For the best experience, please upgrade your browser.