January 15, 2003
2002 in Milwaukee was certainly
2002 in Milwaukee was certainly a year for political downfalls. Mayor John Norquist settled a sexual harassment suit and declined to run for re-election. The Milwaukee County government was racked with recall elections and the resignation of County Executive Tom Ament over a pension plan. Then, last fall, Alderman Rosa Cameron plead guilty to misusing federal funds. In an area where political scandal is rare, 2003 should have been safe for politicians. But with yesterday's indictment of Alderman Paul Henningsen for extortion and misusing campaign funds, scandal isn't using the calendar as a barrier.
"Henningsen Indicted on 5 Federal Counts"