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Milwaukee County Resident James D. Gardetto Bound Over For Trial


WAUKESHA - Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen announced that on March 27, 2013, Milwaukee county resident James D. Gardetto was bound over for trial after a litigated preliminary hearing before Waukesha County Circuit Court Commissioner Laura Lau.  Mr. Gardetto is charged with false swearing, a class H felony under section 946.32(1)(a) of the Wisconsin Statutes. Arraignment has been set for April 25 at 1:30 p.m. in front of Court Commissioner Laura Lau.


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 and the Waukesha County Sheriff’s Department.  Assistant Attorney General Eric D. Défort represents the State of Wisconsin as the special prosecutor.


A copy of the criminal complaint is available below:


Criminal Complaint