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Milwaukee attorney charged with taking $30,000 from client for fake bribe

A former Milwaukee attorney could spend 20 years in prison for trying to take a client's money for a bribe he lied about setting up. Federal prosecutors charged 50-year-old Mark Ruppelt with three counts of fraud on Friday. The complaint says Ruppelt told the client that he had arranged to pay a bribe to federal officials in exchange ...

About Michaela Paukner, mpaukner@wislawjournal.com

Michaela Paukner is the legal reporter for the Wisconsin Law Journal. She can be reached at (414) 225-1825 or by email at mpaukner@wislawjournal.com.

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