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Milwaukee County Resident James D. Gardetto Charged with False Swearing


MADISON — Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen announced that on September 28, 2012, the Wisconsin Department of Justice, acting as special prosecutor for Waukesha County, filed a criminal complaint in Waukesha County Circuit Court accusing James D. Gardetto, a Milwaukee county resident, with making a false statement while under oath.  An initial appearance is scheduled for October 17, 2012, at 1:15 p.m.


According to the criminal complaint, James Gardetto testified, in a trial, that he did not know where a television that he took from a customer’s home was located.  However, a search warrant was conducted and the television was found to be in Gardetto’s custody.


A criminal complaint is a document that alleges that a crime was committed by a person or a corporation.  The defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.


The charge is the result of an investigation by the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade, and Consumer Protection (DATCP) and the Waukesha County Sheriff’s Department.  Assistant Attorney General Eric D. Défort represents the State of Wisconsin as the special prosecutor.