MILWAUKEE (WKOW) -- A former appointee of Governor Scott Walker was convicted of stealing thousands of dollars meant for Wisconsin veterans and their families.
A jury found Kevin Kavanaugh guilty on one count of theft of greater than $10,000.
He's accused of embezzling more than $51,000. Prosecutors alleged that Kavanaugh had skimmed the money from bank deposits and phony withdrawals from accounts for the Military Order of the Purple Heart, a veterans service organization.
The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports Kavanaugh said nothing following the verdict. Sentencing is set for Dec. 7.
The defense argued Kavanaugh was simply a terrible bookkeeper.
Walker appointed Kavanaugh to the county Veterans Service Commission when Walker was Milwaukee County executive.
Kavanaugh was charged as part of a secret investigation Milwaukee prosecutors launched into Walker's office. The governor has not been charged with any wrongdoing.
The Journal Sentinel says Kavanaugh faces up to 10 years in prison.
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