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Motion confirms DAs seeking to intervene in Walker probe

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The state Supreme Court has released documents confirming the identity of the prosecutors looking to appeal a ruling halting an investigation into Gov. Scott Walker’s campaign.

Five prosecutors were investigating whether Walker’s 2012 recall campaign illegally coordinated with outside groups. Special prosecutor Francis Schmitz eventually took over the probe on their behalf.

The Supreme Court stopped the probe this summer and this month declared Schmitz lacked any legal standing to appeal. The justices gave the original prosecutors a chance to join the case, which would allow them to appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court.

Three prosecutors filed a sealed motion to intervene on Friday. The court released the documents to media Monday. They show the prosecutors are John Chisholm of Milwaukee, Ismael Ozanne of Madison and Larry Nelson of Dodgeville.

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