Former DA loses law license for 4 months

By: AP Email
By: AP Email

MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- A former Calumet County district attorney accused of sexual harassment will lose his law license for four months.

The Wisconsin Supreme Court made the announcement Friday and called Ken Kratz's actions "sophomoric."

The state Office of Lawyer Regulation has recommended the court suspend Kratz's license for six months. A referee handling the case recommended a four-month suspension.

Kratz was Calumet County's top prosecutor in 2010 when The Associated Press reported he tried to spark a relationship with a 25-year-old woman with a series of racy text messages in 2009 while he was prosecuting her ex-boyfriend for domestic abuse. More women then came forward and accused him of making sexual comments to them.

Kratz ultimately resigned and later filed for bankruptcy. Kratz did not immediately return a call for comment left at his law office.


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