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    The Washington Post Quotes Counsel Brett Kappel about Gov. Scott Walker’s Alleged Coordination with Outside Groups

    June 24, 2014

    Arent Fox Political Law counsel Brett G. Kappel was quoted by The Washington Post in an article examining allegations against Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker. According to the article, the governor is accused of coordinating the activities of outside conservative groups as part of a “criminal scheme.”

    Walker is running this year for a second term as Wisconsin’s governor, and could be a presidential contender in 2016.

    The article states that criminal coordination cases are both difficult and rare. “Proving illegal coordination, however, is not easy, and such cases are exceedingly uncommon. Several top election experts said they could not recall a federal criminal prosecution of alleged illegal coordination in recent history.” Mr. Kappel elaborated on that by saying, “It’s incredibly difficult to prove.” He added, “You have to have one party provide evidence that there was actually an agreement to do something, which means either you have to have documentary evidence or one party testifying against another, which is extremely rare.”

    To read the Washington Post article, click here.