A special prosecutor in the criminal case against Green Bay Mayor Jim Schmitt says Schmitt should be fined and given community service for violating Wisconsin’s campaign finance laws.
Milwaukee County Assistant District Attorney Bruce Landgraf filed an 11-page sentencing memorandum, asking the judge to issue Schmitt $4,000 in fines and 40 hours of community service.
Schmitt was charged with 3 misdemeanor counts in September following a 20-month investigation into his campaign finance reports.
While Landgraf didn’t seek any jail time, as part of a plea deal reached before charges were filed, he asked Judge Mitchell Metropulos to consider 34 other campaign violations when deciding on a sentence.
The violations are for accepting contributions over the legal limit and accepting corporate money.
Landgraf also notes that Schmitt has transferred $23,198 from his campaign account to the Common School Fund, which was also part of the plea deal.
Schmitt’s attorney, Patrick Knight, told FOX 11 he will file a sentencing memorandum in Brown County Court on Wednesday. Without getting into specifics, Knight says his office will also be asking the judge to impose a fine.
Schmitt is scheduled to be sentenced in Brown County Circuit Court on Monday, December 5.