Republicans continue to get picked on needlessly. Nothing they ever do wrong, or at least punishable. Their virtuous pursuits cannot be questioned, no matter how it looks, no matter who they harm.
Check out the latest “victim” of a malicious and vindictive system of justice:
jsonline: Kenneth Kratz is not going quietly into the lawyer discipline night. The disgraced former Calumet County district attorney lashed back Thursday at the Office of Lawyer Regulation … Racy text messages Kratz sent to a domestic violence victim … numerous contacts with women connected or exposed to his work in various ways amounted to exhibiting “offensive personality,” a violation of licensed lawyers’ Rules of Professional Conduct.
Kratz says it should be dismissed … or reviewed by an outside panel … He denies exhibiting “offensive personality,” a violation he characterized as an overly vague catchall. He accuses the OLR of acting in a malicious and vindictive manner, noting that it has not tried to learn who leaked the records of the initial investigation. Disclosing the confidential records itself is a sanctionable offense, Kratz wrote.
That’s right, it’s the fault of the person who leaked the records. Drat! Kratz got found out. Kratz continues the victim act:
Furthermore, Kratz argued, the OLR’s request for a six month suspension, instead of a public reprimand, reveals a punitive and not corrective motive. Kratz has never been disciplined in 25 years of practice.
The first four counts of the complaint relate to Kratz’s texts to the domestic violence victim. Other counts of the complaint involve Kratz’s interactions with three other women, none of whom, he argues, ever filed grievances with the OLR and therefore should not be brought into the matter — where they could be subjected to embarrassing cross examination — without their consent.
Another woman, who went on CNN about her claim that Kratz sent her sexually suggestive texts after supporting her clemency request, simply lied, Kratz says in the filing. Kratz resigned in October 2010 after then-Gov. Jim Doyle began procedures to remove Kratz from office. A referee will hear arguments in the disciplinary action later.
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