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Jan 24, 2019

Businessman who defrauded Wisconsin agency gets 7 years

A De Pere businessman whose company promised to turn fast-food wrappers into synthetic fuel and paper products was sentenced this week to more than seven years in prison for defrauding the state's economic-development agency and other investors out of more than $9 million.

May 9, 2017

Finance committee to vote on DOJ, WEDC budgets

The Legislature's budget committee is set to take its second round of votes on Gov. Scott Walker's state budget.

Mar 12, 2017

Lawmakers reintroduce bill to make WEDC fraud a felony

Wisconsin lawmakers have reintroduced a bipartisan proposal making it a felony to defraud the Wisconsin Economic Development Corp.

Jul 19, 2016

View from around the state: Another attempt to restrict information

The Wisconsin Economic Development Corp. has dropped a proposal to restrict how much board members could say to the media, but the agency can't be allowed to skate away from this episode without criticism.

Apr 29, 2016

Indicted businessman filed for bankruptcy protection

A Wisconsin businessman indicted in an alleged scheme to fraudulently obtain bank loans has filed for bankruptcy protection.

Apr 20, 2016

Businessman who landed state loans indicted

A federal grand jury on Tuesday indicted a Wisconsin businessman on charges that he conspired to fraudulently obtain bank loans.


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