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Public Corruption Search Warrants Executed in Fond du Lac - City Employees May Face Charges


FOND DU LAC - Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen announced today the Wisconsin Department of Justice's participation with Fond du Lac County District Attorney Daniel Kaminsky, North Fond du Lac Police Chief William Lamb and Fond du Lac Police Chief Tony Barthuly of the execution of search warrants on City of Fond du Lac employees believed to have engaged in an unlawful scheme to bilk city funds and receive property unlawfully.


"This operation is another example of cooperation among law enforcement and my office to fight crime and protect taxpayer funds," said Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen.

Fond du Lac District Attorney Daniel Kaminsky and North Fond du Lac Police Chief William Lamb, whose police force acted as special investigators at the request of Fond du Lac Police Chief Tony Barthuly, began serving warrants mid-morning on Tuesday, February 9.


This investigation remains open and ongoing. The Wisconsin Department of Justice will have no further statements on the matter. The Department of Justice recommends interested reporters attend today's press conference in Fond du Lac.


Wednesday, February 10, 2010
3:00 p.m.
City of Fond du Lac Police Department
126 North Main Street
Fond du Lac


The joint statement by the North Fond du Lac Police Department and the Fond du Lac District Attorney's Office is attached for your convenience at:


All persons are presumed innocent until proven guilty. This is an ongoing investigation and no further investigative details will be provided pending the investigation/prosecution. Information herein is provided due to the public nature of the issues involved in anticipation of public interest and press inquiry.