Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Public Officials' Wrongdoing Concealed

      I am aware that Milwaukee County Circuit Court Judge Jeffrey A. Conen, the same judge that assisted the district attorney in depriving Laurie Bembenek of a fair DNA hearing, had been arrested in May of 2004 by a Milwaukee County Deputy Sheriff for Driving Under the Influence of Intoxicants. His case was later transferred to Dane County where he was convicted of driving with a prohibited blood alcohol level which is considered the same violation as a Driving Under the Influence. A check of Wisconsin Circuit Court Access records provides no evidence or information that Conen was ever arrested or convicted for Driving Under the Influence of Intoxicants. 
      That’s not all. In February 2004, former Wisconsin Attorney General Peggy Lautenschlager, the State’s top law enforcement officer, was arrested in Dodge County for Driving Under the Influence of Intoxicants in her State owned car. Her husband, William Rippl, a Neenah police officer, responded to the Dodge County Sheriff’s Department and picked her up. Although it is public knowledge that Lautenschlauger was ultimately convicted of Driving Under the Influence of Intoxicants a check of the Wisconsin Circuit Court Access files reveals no information or evidence of that conviction under either her name or her husband’s.
      But wait, there’s more. In August 2004,  the head of the Wisconsin Department of Transportation's safety office, John H. Evans, was convicted of operating while intoxicated. Also, in August 2002, Guy Gottschalk the president of the University of Wisconsin Board of Regents, acknowledged and apologized for driving drunk in March 2002. And, in 1997 Dane County Circuit Judge Moria Kreuger was arrested for drunk driving. Wisconsin Circuit Court Access provides no information or evidence about those cases.  The people responsible for removing all of these public records should be penalized to the maximum extent of the law.

On July 12, 2011 I personally reported both the Judge Jeffrey Conen and Peggy Lautenschlager to Dan Bice of the "No Quarter" section of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.  No mention in the paper as of July 21, 2011.

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