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Deputy is top Waukesha County prosecutor for now

WAUKESHA, Wis. (AP) — As the chief Waukesha County prosecutor becomes Wisconsin’s attorney general, his deputy is temporarily taking over his old role.

District Attorney Brad Schimel said Friday that current deputy Susan Opper will be acting Waukesha County district attorney until a permanent appointee is picked. She is a candidate for that appointment, which will be made by Republican Gov. Scott Walker.

Waukesha County is the third most-populous in the state.

Schimel was elected as attorney general in November.

Opper has been a prosecutor in the Waukesha County office for more than 23 years.

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