The state of Wisconsin is one of the many that have adopted the "Len Bias law," which holds drug suppliers liable for injuries or death in the drug users. Although drug trafficking is illegal in itself, the death of a user adds new layers of complexity for the accused.
A Wisconsin Rapids woman is appeared in court on May 20 to face charges of running a drug house in Plover. This is the second court appearance for the woman. Her first appearance, in early May was continued to give her time to find legal representation. The woman, 29, is charged with maintaining a drug trafficking place, possession of heroin with the intent to sell and possession of a controlled substance and drug paraphernalia.
A spine surgeon in Milwaukee has been indicted for health care fraud. He faces 13 counts of federal fraud, and the penalties include up to 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine on each count if he is convicted. The indictment includes charges that the surgeon recruited another doctor to prepare reports showing that nerve monitoring was performed during surgeries. Allegedly, there was no such service provided.
On May 7, a 39-year year old Shorewood man appeared in court to plead guilty on charges arising out of an alleged sexual relationship with a girl who is now 15-years-old. The girl's mother reported that she allowed the man to stay in her home because he had nowhere to live, and he had sex with her daughter hundreds of times during a one-year period beginning January 2012.
There was a time when a bank robber living in India would be unable to rob a bank in Wisconsin, but a recent bank heist demonstrates that technically talented thieves can find ways to steal funds from banks anywhere in the world. An international ring of cyber crooks were able to steal more than $40 million from two banks using a band of accomplices in the U.S. and 26 other countries, all without setting foot inside of a bank or using a weapon.
The recent arrest of four Milwaukee men for the distribution of cocaine brings to light to the alarming issues of illegal drug use and the intent to distribute illegal drugs.
Federal court documents reveal that a Milwaukee police detective has been charged with obstruction of justice, based on allegations that he assisted a person who was believed to be a drug dealer. The 39-year-old detective appeared in court on May 1 for an arraignment on the federal crimes.
Students at Whitefish Bay High School in Wisconsin wore t-shirts in support of a fellow student who was accused of sexual assault and were told they had to cover or remove the shirts. Other students wore headbands in support of the sophomore accused of sex crimes in which he allegedly forced a 16-year-old girl to have oral sexual contact with him.The allegations stemmed from an incident in one of the school's stairwells in which the boy told police the girl initiated sexual contact. Many students felt the incident should have been contained between the parents, students, police and school administration and not made public.
A student at Whitefish Bay High School is accused of sexually assaulting another student in the stairwell on April 18 and forcing her to perform oral sex upon him. After fellow students learned of the allegations, many of them took up a campaign in the student's defense, believing the student to be innocent of the alleged sex crimes.The accused student allegedly told police that it was the 16-year-old girl who initiated the sexual contact. He has been charged in juvenile court with second degree sexual assault. The identities of the students have not been released.