Chisholm files bribery charges against county supervisor

    Milwaukee County District Attorney John Chisholm today filed two felony counts against Milwaukee County Supervisor Johnny Thomas, accusing him of accepting a bribe and misconduct in public office.
    Chisholm said in a statement that Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele’s staff first raised concerns about Thomas last fall, and the complaint details meetings between Abele’s director of administrative services Patrick Farley and Thomas.
    The meetings included Farley wearing a wiretap and giving Thomas $500 supplied by prosecutors under the guise the money was a bribe designed to get the supervisor to schedule a Finance and Audit Committee vote on a contract that he had been holding up.
    The day after accepting the $500, Thomas, who chairs the committee, added the contract vote to the agenda for the committee’s next meeting, according to the criminal complaint.
    Read the complaint:

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