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Ex-DA's law license suspended in sexting scandal

Ex-DA's law license suspended in sexting scandal
Posted June 6th, 2014 @ 8:59am by Associated Press

MADISON, Wis. (AP) _ The Wisconsin Supreme Court has suspended for four months the law license of a former prosecutor accused of sexual harassment.

Former Calumet County district attorney Ken Kratz tried to spark a relationship with a 25-year-old woman with a series of racy text messages in 2009 while he was prosecuting her ex-boyfriend for domestic abuse. More women then came forward and accused him of making sexual comments to them.

Kratz subsequently resigned and filed for bankruptcy.

The Wisconsin Supreme Court announced the suspension Friday, calling Kratz's actions ``sophomoric.''

The Office of Lawyer Regulation had recommended Kratz's license be suspended for six months. A referee recommended a four-month suspension. Kratz argued he had suffered enough and deserved to keep his license.

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