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Public Invited to Informational Meeting About the Closure of Carol's Tours


MADISON — On October 31, 2011, a meeting will be held for any individuals who may have suffered loss due to the closing of Carol’s Tours. 


The meeting will take place in the auditorium at the Beaver Dam Middle School, located at 108 Fourth St., Beaver Dam, at 7:00 p.m. 


This will be an opportunity to meet with Assistant Attorney General Richard Dufour, Wisconsin Department of Justice Division of Criminal Investigation Special Agent Kyra Schallhorn, Lieutenant Joel Kiesow with the Beaver Dam Police Department, and Karl Lawrenz from the Department of Agriculture, Trade, and Consumer Protection, as well as victim services specialist Jennifer Rhodes with the Wisconsin Department of Justice Office of Crime Victim Services.


AAG Dufour will outline the status of the investigation and answer questions about the case.  Individuals also will have an ability to give any input they may have as it relates to charging decisions and ultimate disposition on the case.  


In addition, this meeting is being held for the purpose of gaining assistance in obtaining evidence and information that may be relevant to the investigation.  Even if you have not yet reported a loss suffered as a result of the Carol’s Tours closing, please feel free to attend.  You still can report your loss to the law enforcement personnel present at the meeting.


The fact of an ongoing investigation does not mean any laws have been violated by any person or company.  If a legal action results from the investigation, any defendants enjoy a presumption of innocence and the State will be required to prove any charges beyond a reasonable doubt.