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Homer Key

Jun 13, 2014

Convicted contractor to appeal 5-month sentence

Homer Key, the Milwaukee contractor sentenced to 5 months in prison for his role in a federal money kickback scheme, will appeal his conviction.

Jun 10, 2014

Contractor sentenced to 5 months in kickback scheme

Homer Key on Tuesday became the second person to be sentenced for his role in a scheme to steal federal grant money from Milwaukee County’s disadvantage business enterprise program.

May 15, 2014

Contractor guilty of felony forgery, conspiracy

A jury Thursday found contractor Homer Key, accused of colluding to steal federal grant money from Milwaukee County, guilty of felony forgery and conspiring to commit the crime of having a private interest in a public contract.

May 14, 2014

Key testifies in felony theft trial

Contractor Homer Key was particular about his choice of words during his felony theft trial Wednesday, insisting that “retroactive” differs from “backdated” and “units” are not the same as “hours.”

May 13, 2014

Expert testimony disputed in contractor trial

A Milwaukee County Circuit judge blocked a portion of testimony Tuesday from an expert witness in the felony theft trial of contractor Homer Key.

May 12, 2014

Sides dispute contract meaning in Milwaukee contractor suit

“Time” and “materials” do not appear in Homer Key’s contracts to run a Milwaukee County education program, but the county’s chief auditor said Monday omitting the words did not justify the contractor’s pattern of billing.

May 9, 2014

Auditor testifies to red flags in Key trial

Milwaukee County’s lack of competitive bidding for a disadvantaged business education program created an opportunity, the county’s director of audits testified Friday, for a former county employee to funnel federal grant money to a favored colleague.

May 7, 2014

HALL MONITOR BLOG: Jury gets its instructions in contractor theft trial

Milwaukee contractor Homer Key faces four felony charges in a trial that began Tuesday and is expected to last through May 14.

May 6, 2014

DBE theft, kickback trial kick-starts

A contractor accused of bilking Milwaukee County out of tens of thousands of dollars in federal grant money was no more than a victim of an incompetent bureaucrat, his attorney said Tuesday.

May 5, 2014

Theft trial for Milwaukee contractor begins

Jury selection began Monday for the trial of contractor Homer Key, who is accused of colluding with a former Milwaukee County employee to steal federal grants intended to help disadvantaged business enterprises.

Sep 11, 2013

Former DBE chief pleads no contest to theft

Freida Webb, the former director of Milwaukee County's disadvantaged business enterprise program, pleaded no contest Wednesday to stealing federal grant money.

Sep 3, 2013

Milwaukee contractor pleads not guilty to 4 felonies

Homer Key, a Milwaukee contractor accused of stealing federal grant money, pleaded not guilty Tuesday to four felony charges.

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