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Court orders open hearing in investigation of Walker aides

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – A state appeals court has denied the request of an unnamed person to conduct a hearing in secret in an ongoing investigation into former aides of Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker.

The 1st District Court of Appeals said Friday the hearing on granting immunity from prosecution to the person must be conducted in public.

The attorney representing the unnamed person did not immediately return a message seeking comment. The judge presiding in the case said he could not say who the unnamed person was.

The ongoing John Doe investigation is secret but the names of those already granted immunity are made public. Walker’s spokesman, Cullen Werwie, was granted immunity earlier this year.

The investigation involves possible illegal activity of people who worked for Walker when he served as Milwaukee County executive.

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