There’s a story in the Post Crescent about the aftermath of Calumet County D.A. Ken Kratz’s resignation, entitled, Resignation may not be the end of Calumet County District Attorney Ken Kratz’s woes.
The resignation put an end to Gov. Jim Doyle’s efforts to remove him from office….
Kratz’s resignation followed more than two weeks of pressure that swelled after news reports detailed 30 text messages Kratz. 50, sent to domestic violence victim Stephanie Van Groll, who was 25 at the time. Kratz was prosecuting Van Groll’s ex-boyfriend at the time.
Van Groll’s attorney, Michael Fox, said last week he’s weighing whether to file a civil lawsuit seeking damages from Kratz….
The state Office of Lawyer Regulation, meanwhile, re-opened its file on Kratz after other women came forward with reports of inappropriate advances….
….Spokesman Bill Cosh confirmed Monday that the Department of Justice continues to seek information from anyone who knows of misconduct by Kratz.
And on Monday, the Calumet County District Attorney’s Office declined a Post-Crescent request for information under the state’s Open Records laws citing an exemption for open cases. “This office has confirmed with the State Attorney General’s Office that there is an ongoing investigation concerning Mr. Kratz,” wrote Assistant Dist. Atty. Jeffrey Froehlich, who is running the prosecutor’s office.
For prior posts, see Official’s Misconduct: Calumet County District Attorney Ken Kratz’s Treatment of a Crime Victim, Official’s Misconduct: Calumet County District Attorney Ken Kratz’s Treatment of a Crime Victim (Update), Update 2, Update 3, Update 4, Update 5, and Update 6.