County Ethics panel finds Sup. John Weishan may have violated ethics rules

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The Milwaukee County Ethics Board has found probable cause that Supervisor John Weishan violated the county ethics code by using tax dollars to send a mailing to voters in a state Assembly district where he later ran unsuccessfully for office.

A closed-door hearing on the matter had been scheduled for this week, but Weishan’s attorney had the meeting moved to June 30.

A confidential memo shows the board believes Weishan may have violated up to four ethics provisions against using a county office for personal benefit and to aid a political campaign. The board could fine Weishan up to $1,000 per violation and order that he make restitution for part of the $4,700 mailing.


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