Monday, July 16, 2007

McGee pleads not guilty to federal, state charges

Milwaukee Ald. Michael McGee Jr. pleaded not guilty Monday morning to all charges of a nine-count federal indictment that alleges he engaged in bribery and extortion and attempted to skirt reporting requirements for a large cash transaction. His case has been assigned to Judge Charles Clevert Jr.

A pretrial conference is set for Sept. 20, and trial is set for Oct. 1. Assistant U.S. Attorney Michelle Jacobs estimated the trial would take about two weeks.

In addition, McGee pleaded not guilty Friday to 12 state counts. Judge Dennis Moroney scheduled a hearing for August 28 on a motion to dismiss McGee is to file and on other matters.

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