Criminal Law

Ex-Chair of the Wisconsin Parole Commission Charged With a Felony

The former chair of the Wisconsin Parole Commission, who until this week was also an alderman in Racine, has been charged with a felony, accused of using his capacity as a public official for private interests.

John Tate II was charged Tuesday with one count of “private interest in a public contract while working in a public capacity” in Racine County, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported.

According to the complaint, Tate unlawfully negotiated terms of his employment for Racine’s new violence interruption coordinator position, after approving the creation of the job as president of the Common Council.

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