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Ex-Walker aide fired from prior job for misconduct

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MILWAUKEE (AP) -- A Milwaukee newspaper is reporting that a man charged with stealing money from a veterans group while he was an aide to now-Gov. Scott Walker was fired from a previous state job for misusing public money.

The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported (http://bit.ly/xCnQUI ) Monday that Tim Russell was fired from the Wisconsin Housing and Economic Development Authority after it was discovered in 1993 that he improperly billed hotel stays.

Russell was a former deputy chief of staff to Walker while Walker was the Milwaukee County executive. Russell has become part of an investigation into other Walker aides and associates.

Russell's termination letter says he filed for $1,123 in improper reimbursements.

Russell's lawyer declined to comment. Messages left with a number of current and former WHEDA officials were not immediately returned.

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Information from: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, http://www.jsonline.com

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