OLR Wants To Suspend Former DA’s License

The state office that oversees lawyer discipline said the Wisconsin Supreme Court should suspend a former prosecutor’s law license for making sexual remarks to nearly half a dozen women.

The Office of Lawyer Regulation filed a complaint Wednesday alleging 11 counts of misconduct against former Calumet County District Attorney Ken Kratz. The OLR asked the court to suspend Kratz’s license for six months.

Kratz resigned in October of 2010 after The Associated Press reported he sent racy text messages to a domestic abuse victim.

The OLR had quietly closed a case against Kratz without a formal review, saying his behavior was inappropriate but didn’t appear to be an ethical violation.

The office reopened the case in September last year, bowing to intense public pressure following the AP’s stories.