Milwaukee County officials dumped a prominent local labor attorney from a case on Tuesday after learning he had recently been ticketed for soliciting a prostitute.
Richard Saks, a partner with the Milwaukee-based Hawks Quindel, was arrested on July 17 when Milwaukee police saw him embracing a 26-year-old woman in the front seat of an SUV at 3240 W. Hadley St., according to a police report.
The woman — who had crack cocaine and drug paraphernalia in her purse — said the two were getting ready to have sex, the report said. They had chosen that location, she told officers, so they would “not do this in front of any children.” They’d known one another, she said, for four years.
Saks was issued a citation for loitering and soliciting a prostitute. He has since paid the fine.
“Mr. Saks is no longer working for the Milwaukee County Board,” County Board spokesman Bill Zaferos said in a statement late Tuesday.
Saks had been hired by the County Board to review the provisions of Act 14, which greatly reduced the powers and pay of the County Board.