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Richard Hart

Nov 10, 2014

Man accused in theft of $5M violin gets 7 years (UPDATE)

The man who masterminded the theft of a $5 million Stradivarius violin admitted Monday that he used a stun gun to attack a musician carrying the 300-year-old instrument, saying he intended to sell it to help people he believed were wrongly evicted from an apartment building he managed.

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 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 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.

Mar 17, 2013

State’s Supreme Court passes on serial-killing appeal

The state Supreme Court has declined to hear an appeal from a Milwaukee man convicted of killing seven women over a 21-year period.

Dec 30, 2012

Convicted serial killer appeals to Wis. high court

A Milwaukee man convicted of killing seven women over a 21-year period is asking the state Supreme Court to hear an appeal of his convictions, a step his lawyer acknowledged was a "longshot."

Jun 30, 2011

Former New Holstein school superintendent to be sentenced for sex crime

MILWAUKEE (AP) — A former New Holstein school superintendent is due to be sentenced after he was convicted last month following an online sex sting. Christopher Joseph Nelson faces a maximum prison sentence of 25 years when he’s sentenced Thursday afternoon. The 59-year-old pleaded guilty to using a computer to facilitate a sex crime. Nelson […]


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