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Rep. Bill Kramer subject of criminal investigation, DA says

March 25, 2014

District Attorney Brad Schimel confirmed Monday evening that Rep. Bill Kramer is being investigated by a Waukesha County law enforcement agency for potential criminal behavior.

Schimel said via email that no charges have yet been referred to his office and he would not identify which law enforcement agency is conducting the investigation.

“I am not ethically permitted to make extrajudicial statements about a pending investigation that might compromise the right of an eventual defendant to a fair trial or such as would substantially damage the reputation of persons who are not ultimately charged,” he said.

It could not be immediately determined which department is investigating Kramer.

Jennifer Wallschlaeger of the Waukesha County Sheriff’s Department said she was not aware of any investigation being conducted by her department.

Capt. Ron Oremus of the Waukesha Police Department said his agency was not investigating the former majority leader of the assembly.

Kramer, a lifelong resident of Waukesha, was removed as majority leader earlier this month by Assembly Republicans after accusations that he sexually harassed one woman and inappropriately touched another while in Washington, D.C.

Gov. Scott Walker and others have called on him to resign. He filed paperwork Monday with state election authorities saying he would not be running for re-election.

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