Thursday, September 13, 2007

Erickson pleads, agrees to cooperate with feds

Kenosha businessman John Erickson admitted to funneling contributions to candidates sympathetic to Indian gaming in Kenosha and/or relaxing interstate trucking regulations in a plea deal announced Wednesday.

John Erickson agreed to cooperate with federal authorities as part of the deal, including providing testimony to a grand jury and any subsequent trials. The deal grants Erickson immunity for any testimony that he provides.

U.S. Attorney Steve Biskupic declined to comment on the deal beyond saying the investigation is ongoing and pointing out the original charges noted there are no allegations of wrongdoing against anyone else at this time, including the elected officials who received the illegal contributions.

Read the plea deal:


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