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2 figures in "John Doe" investigation into Republican Gov. Scott Walker's recall campaign allege prosecutor who headed probe failed to follow a court order


MADISON, Wisconsin — Two figures in the "John Doe" investigation into Republican Gov. Scott Walker's recall campaign allege the prosecutor who headed the probe failed to follow a court order.

Francis Schmitz was the special prosecutor for the investigation that looked into whether Walker's campaign illegally coordinated with outside conservative groups on issue ads. But the Wisconsin Supreme Court ended the probe in July.

The Journal Sentinel ( ) reports that attorneys for R.J. Johnson and Deborah Jordahl argue in a filing that Schmitz had not returned all the property he had obtained and failed to follow the Supreme Court's December order requiring him to detail what records had been taken.

Johnson and Jordahl were consultants for the Wisconsin Club for Growth, one of the groups being investigated.

Schmitz said Tuesday he had no comment but plans to file a response soon.

Information from: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel,

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