Wisconsin examiner’s office denies reports that she received $15M in ‘pay-to-play’ contracts

The office of the Wisconsin examiner is denying reports that the office received millions in payments from a consulting firm to cover legal fees incurred in a corruption investigation.

The office of Wisconsin Attorney General Brad Schimel announced Friday that it is reviewing reports from the media, but not publicly.

The news came as a special prosecutor filed a criminal complaint against former state lawmakers, the former chair of the Democratic Party of Wisconsin, and three other Democrats in a bid to remove them from office.

The investigation into corruption involving a special election for the state’s governor last year has been referred to the Office of Special Counsel.

The press release from Schimels office says the office is reviewing the reports and has no further comment.