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Van Hollen Appoints AAG Tom Storm to Prosecute Removal Proceedings Against DA Ken Kratz

 

MADISON – Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen announced today the appointment of Assistant Attorney General Tom Storm to prosecute the removal proceedings against District Attorney Ken Kratz. The appointment was made in response to a request from Robert Jambois, the commissioner appointed by Governor Doyle. AAG Storm’s role will be to gather and present evidence to support Kratz’s removal.

 

AAG Tom Storm serves as the Director of the Medicaid Fraud Control Unit (MFCU) at the Wisconsin Department of Justice.  The MFCU comprises 3 attorneys, 8 investigator/auditors and 2 clerical support staff in its responsibility to investigate and prosecute health care providers that defraud Wisconsin’s $6 billion Medicaid program as well as abuse and neglect of nursing home residents.

 

Previously, AAG Storm served as the Fond du Lac County (Wisconsin) District Attorney from 1991 to 2007 where he was responsible for the prosecution of state criminal laws and child protective service matters in a county of 100,000.  AAG Storm has personally litigated over 150 jury trials to verdict, including 16 homicides.

 

From 1988 to 1991 Storm served as the Fond du Lac County Corporation Counsel where he provided legal counsel and services to county officials and departments as well as representation of the county in civil litigation.

 

AAG Storm was the Assistant Legal Counsel to Governor Lee Dreyfus in 1982. He received his law degree in 1981 from Valparaiso University School of Law and his Bachelor of Arts in 1978 from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

 

“Tom Storm is supremely qualified for this role. Through his current position, and as an elected District Attorney, Tom has worked with vulnerable victims and has developed a strong sense of how prosecutors should conduct themselves. He has earned the respect of those who work within the legal system and will insure that the evidence against Mr. Kratz is presented fairly and effectively,” said Attorney General Van Hollen.

 

Attorney General Van Hollen’s letter appointing Storm to prosecute the removal proceedings is available at

 

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