MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin has opened a criminal investigation into a district attorney who resigned after several women said he abused his power to seek sexual relationships.
In a letter to The Associated Press on Friday, the Wisconsin Department of Justice confirms that former Calumet County District Attorney Ken Kratz is the subject of an investigation that could lead to charges.
The agency’s Division of Criminal Investigation last year concluded Kratz did not commit a crime when he sent sexually harassing text messages to a domestic abuse victim. That finding suggests the new probe centers on other allegations.
The division asked the public last month to come forward with details of misconduct or illegal activity by Kratz.
A message left with Kratz’s attorney was not immediately returned. A Justice Department spokesman says he cannot comment on nature of the investigation.