Ex-Walker Aide Returns To Work After Extended Leave, FBI Raid

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Cynthia Archer, a former aide to Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, is back in her state job after her house was raided by the FBI last month.

The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports:

Archer reported to her job at the Department of Children and Families for the first time on Monday, eight weeks after her medical leave began, according to department spokeswoman Sara Buschman.

Archer will work half days this week and full days next week, Buschman said. Buschman did not say if Archer’s time off this week would be treated as medical leave, vacation or another type of leave.

The FBI’s search of Archer’s home is thought to be connected to an ongoing “John Doe” investigation — a secret proceeding in which witnesses can be subpoenaed to testify under oath, but are forbidden from talking publicly about the case. The investigation originally stemmed from a Walker staffer resigning in 2010, when she was found using her county time to post reader comments on online newspaper article promoting Walker’s gubernatorial candidacy and criticizing his opponents.

Late last month, Walker’s spokesman Cullen Werwie was given immunity in the investigation.

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