Monday, January 09, 2006

Blanchard Mulls Motion to Put Burke in Jail

Dane County DA Brian Blanchard said Monday he's considering whether to file a motion asking Dane County Judge Bill Foust to clarify his ruling on former Sen. Brian Burke's jail sentence.

Blanchard expressed dismay this weekend that the Milwaukee County House of Corrections has allowed Burke to serve his sentence at home with electronic monitoring. Foust told WisPolitics he could not comment on the matter pending the possibility of a motion.

Blanchard sent a Corrections official a transcript of Foust's statements at sentencing to back up his belief that Burke should be in jail. Burke pleaded guilty to felony misconduct in public office and received a six month sentence.

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