Kratz pleads no contest to ethics violations

Former prosecutor faced accusations
Kratz pleads no contest to ethics violations

A former Wisconsin prosecutor accused of rampant sexual harassment has agreed to plead no contest to a half-dozen ethics violations.

The state Office of Lawyer Regulation filed a complaint against former Calumet County District Ken Kratz in November alleging 11 breaches of state Supreme Court attorney conduct rules. The charges allege that he solicited a domestic abuse victim, had sex with a woman that he prosecuted and made sexual remarks to other women.

OLR wants the state Supreme Court to suspend Kratz’s law license. A hearing is set for Tuesday.

OLR attorney Tom Basting has dropped three counts ahead of the hearing. On Friday, he said he has agreed to drop two more counts connected to the sexual assault allegations. Kratz, meanwhile, has agreed to plead no contest to the remaining six counts.

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