Charges sought in veterans cemetery trash dump

Worker was former maintenance supervisor at cemetery near Milwaukee

The state Department of Justice has been asked to bring charges against a former maintenance supervisor at a veterans cemetery near Milwaukee for allegedly using the grounds as his private dump.

The Department of Natural Resources on Thursday referred the case of the former worker to DOJ for alleged violations at the Southern Wisconsin Veterans Memorial Cemetery outside of Union Grove.

The Associated Press is not naming the former worker because he has not been formally charged.

About 8,400 veterans and nearly 1,900 spouses have been laid to rest in the cemetery about 30 miles south of Milwaukee.

The former worker resigned in November, months after the garbage was removed from the cemetery.