Green Bay alderman learn investigation against them ended a year ago

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Three Green Bay aldermen are learning that a complaint alleging campaign finance law violations was dropped over a year ago.
 
The complaint filed in December of 2015 was against alderman Tom DeWane, Chris Wery, and Andy Nicholson, and was filed by Green Bay Mayor Jim Schmitt. 
 
All three alderman in the case plan to hold a news conference on Tuesday afternoon to talk about the investigation.
 
The 2015 complaint was looked over by Milwaukee County Assistant DA, Bruce Landgraf, who’d also been investigating campaign finance violations against Mayor Schmitt. Schmitt did plead guilty to those charges.
 
However, in February of 2016, Landgraf sent a letter saying the allegations had no merit, but that letter was sent to attorney Matthew O’Neill, and not Mayor Schmitt’s attorney, Patrick Knight.
 
The letter was then leaked to the public after being obtained by the website mediatrackers.org.
 
We’re told Mayor Schmitt knew of that letter last yeat, but didn’t tell anyone.
 
“Finally last week, I got an email from Mr. Landgraf, with a letter stating, “I cleared this up a year ago.” I sent the letter to Jim Schmitt and his attorney was like, “Really? None of us knew that,” says Chris Wery. 
 
Local five briefly spoke with Mayor Schmitt at his office, but he declined comment for this story.
 
He did appear on our morning show on Tuesday.
 
That interview is posted on our website. 
 
Tuesday’s meeting is at 2 PM. 

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