Ten people in the Milwaukee area were charged with voter fraud last week. Milwaukee County filed various charges against the people including voting more than once, providing false information to an election official and voting as a disqualified person. These charges are extremely serious. One person that is facing charges in these cases could face $70,000 in fines and over 24 years in prison if he is convicted.
When a person is in a position of authority, or they might be linked to a high profile person, they often come under scrutiny more than people who aren't in the public eye. Recently, a former aide to Governor Scott Walker, while he was Milwaukee County Executive, pealed guilty to charges brought against him. Through a plea agreement, the man pleaded guilty to a single charge of embezzlement and agreed to pay restitution to the organization he was accused of stealing from in exchange for two other charges being dropped.
A pediatrician in Milwaukee will now likely serve 10 months in prison, if she has good behavior. The woman was convicted of 16 counts of health care fraud after a jury found her guilty of billing the government for services of an unlicensed doctor. According to reports, the woman had been working with poor families throughout her career and only meant to help those in need.
A former aide to Gov. Scott Walker while he was a Milwaukee County executive has pleaded guilty to felony misconduct. Felony charges are especially serious. Sometimes these charges can result in prison sentences of more than a year. According to reports the woman in this case could face up to three-and-a-half years in prison, but prosecutors will ask the judge for jail time and probation according to a report.
According to a recent report, a woman in the Milwaukee area was arrested after allegedly presenting a pharmacy with a fake prescription for the controlled substance Oxycodone. The woman is now facing a charge of attempting to obtain a controlled substance by fraud. This could result in a prison sentence of three years if she is convicted.
Tax mistakes are easy to make. We often receive countless forms from employers, banks and other accounts in the mail. Sometimes the complexity of the tax systems can result in tax fraud accusations. A Milwaukee area surgeon was recently convicted by a jury of tax fraud for reportedly failing to disclose money that he had in a bank account in India. Sometimes, people don't fully understand the tax system, or misfile their paperwork, which could result in charges.
According to a report, a woman was convicted this week of crimes that could result in a lengthy jail sentence and a large fine. Authorities say the Milwaukee woman admitted to identity theft which she used to commit wire fraud to take out student loans. Now the woman who is waiting to be sentenced could be fined $500,000 and spend up to 23 years in prison. This case highlights the severity of these charges, and the need for a rigorous criminal defense.
A man was arrested this week after police allege he made fraudulent $100 bills and tried to pass them off to a cashier. A report indicates the cashier didn't think the bill looked right and wouldn't accept it. Police say they investigated and raided the man's Milwaukee apartment after they suspected he was committing fraud, where they found chemicals and an inkjet printer, which could have been used to make bad bills. The man was charged with passing bad bills.
A woman about to stand trial for allegedly defrauding less than $1,000 of federal funds has taken a plea agreement. This means the person who was charged with a crime has agreed to take some sort of agreement if they plead guilty. The woman in this case was accused of falsifying attendance records at a day care in order to obtain federal funds.
According to news sources, several Milwaukee County employees who worked with the FoodShare Wisconsin Program allegedly used the program for their own financial gain in addition to its intended purpose of feeding low-income families.