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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.

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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.

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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.

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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 was arrested in January in ...

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