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WI defense lawyer’s license suspended for inappropriately texting a domestic abuse victim

Posted on Monday, June 16th, 2014    

A district attorney in Wisconsin was recently suspended for four months after sending sexually suggestive text messages to one of his female clients, seattlepi.com reported on June 6.

Reports said, ex state prosecutor Ken Kratz was suspended and condemned by the Wisconsin Supreme Court for his actions. The lawyer reportedly sent sexually suggestive messages to a client he represented in a domestic abuse case. Several complaints against Kratz’s misconducts surfaced after he stepped down as a state prosecutor. The state’s Office of Lawyer Regulation (OLR) recommended Kratz be suspended for six months after he plead “no-contest” to the charges filed against him. Kratz’s suspension was later reduced to four months. In a statement, Kratz expressed embarrassment and apologized, further stating that he had undergone treatment for his sexual and prescription drugs addiction issues.

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