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Ex-Walker aide's domestic partner gets plea deal in John Doe probe-related case


MILWAUKEE (WTAQ) - The domestic partner of a former Milwaukee County Walker aide was fined $2,100 Thursday, on a charge that cropped up during a John Doe investigation.

49-year-old Brian Pierick pleaded no contest to a reduced charge of contributing to the delinquency of a minor, after he was accused of meeting a 17-year-old Waukesha boy for sex.

Pierick’s attorney said the boy claimed he was 19, and his client never intended to have sex with the youngster. He was originally charged in Waukesha County with exposure and child enticement, but those counts were dropped in a plea bargain.

Besides the fine, Pierick must perform 50 hours of community service.

Pierick is the partner of Tim Russell, Governor Scott Walker’s chief of staff when Walker was the Milwaukee County executive.

Pierick’s charges were not related to the John Doe probe of the ex-Walker aides – but evidence against him turned up during the investigation.