Wednesday, March 11, 2015

E. Michael McCann, Former D.A. of Milwaukee County to Testify Against John Doe-Weakening Legislation Today in the Capitol

For Release: Wednesday - March 11, 2015

One of the most distinguished and longest-serving district attorneys in the nation, E. Michael McCann, will testify on Wednesday at a public hearing on legislation that would severely cripple the long-established "John Doe" process for investigation of many crimes, including political corruption, in Wisconsin. Senate Bill 43 is before the State Senate Committee on Judiciary and Public Safety at a public hearing on this and another measure on March 11th beginning at 10:00 AM in Room 411-South of the State Capitol.

McCann was elected District Attorney of Milwaukee County in 1968 and served in that capacity for 38 years, until the end of 2006. His office utilized the John Doe process to investigate and ultimately criminally charge former State Senate Majority Leader Chuck Chvala (D-Madison) with 20 felonies, including extortion, in October of 2002 in the Capitol Legislative Caucus Scandal, in which five other top legislative leaders of both political parties were also charged and ultimately forced from office.

McCann has served on the Common Cause in Wisconsin State Governing Board since 2008. He will testify against Senate Bill 43.


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