Bruce Vielmetti, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Bruce Vielmetti

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

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Recent articles by Bruce:

Lawyer for Kyle Rittenhouse seeks dismissal of 2 counts

A lawyer for Kyle Rittenhouse says there is no legal basis for 2 of the 6 charges against his client and will ask a judge to dismiss them Thursday. → Read More

Manager at infamous small town strip club gets prison for role in sex trafficking conspiracy

A Watertown man who turned a blind eye to pimps abusing women at the Dodge County strip club where he worked has been sentenced to federal prison. → Read More

Milwaukee County judicial candidate swaps races after a judge retires

Circuit Judge Clare Fiorenza to retire, but her challenger will face a new opponent, who has switched out from challenging a recent appointee. → Read More

Ex-financial adviser from Oconomowoc pleads guilty to stealing $2.6 million from elderly clients

An Oconomowoc man has agreed to plead guilty to stealing $2.6 million from his investment clients. → Read More

Judge removes Iron Co. DA from case that prompted his criminal investigation, election challenge

A judge ruled Wednesday that the appearance he might have a personal vendetta was reason enough to disqualify Iron County's DA from a fraud case → Read More

Police brutality suit turns in part on video from secret surveillance plane

A lawsuit accuses West Allis police of injuring an unarmed man during an arrest that followed infrared aerial surveillance → Read More

Cyclist sues city over violent arrest during June protest

Cameron Murdoch says he was an innocent bystander to a protest when police violently arrested him near Fiserv Forum in June, and the police defamed him → Read More

Commissioner orders 15-year-old Mayfair shooting suspect held in detention

A court commissioner on Tuesday ordered the15-year-old boy defendant in the Mayfair mall shooting that wounded 8 people held in secure detention until his next hearing. → Read More

Cedarburg woman charged with voter fraud

Prosecutors have charged a Cedarburg woman with falsifying a ballot for her life partner who died in July. She faces one felony and one misdemeanor. → Read More

Prosecutors say Rittenhouse defense attorney comments have violated ethics rules

Prosecutors in Kenosha have asked a judge to rein in Kyle Rittenhouse's lawyer's public commentary about the case. → Read More

Dodge County, Wisconsin, strip club owner who encouraged sex acts sentenced to two years in prison

The former village president of Clyman was sentenced to federal prison for enabling sex trafficking to occur through his strip club, The Hardware Store. → Read More

2020 has seen multiple mass shootings in the Milwaukee area, starting with Molson Coors in February

This year has been marred by increased gun violence in Milwaukee, including several mass shootings. → Read More

Kyle Rittenhouse released on $2 million bail

A lawyer for Kyle Rittenhouse and the teen's mother have been soliciting donations in recent weeks to pay his $2 million bail. On Friday, he was released from jail. → Read More

Black Lives Matter activist Frank Nitty released from jail without charges but investigation is still open

A top prosecutor said Frank Nitty II has been released from jail without charges, but that investigation of a woman's accusation continues. → Read More

Bail denied for Dells man charged in Michigan kidnap plot

A judge on Thursday said now that governors' warrants are signed, a Dells man charged with plotting to kidnap Michigan's governor must be jailed → Read More

Friend charged with giving rifle to Kyle Rittenhouse back in court, bound over for trial.

A Kenosha court commissioner on Thursday upheld charges against the friend who obtained a rifle for Kyle Rittenhouse, who used it to kill 2 people during unrest in Kenosha → Read More

Dells man charged in kidnap plot says Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has a conflict in seeking his extradition

The lawyer for a Wisconsin Dells man charged with aiding a plot to kidnap Michigan's governor, out on $10,000 bail, was re-arrested Wednesday. → Read More

Ohio man, 55, charged in $7 million Brookfield jewelry heist

A professional jewel thief from Ohio has been charged in a movie-style heist from a Brookfield store that federal agents say netted $7 million in goods → Read More

Milwaukee protest leader Frank 'Nitty' Sensabaugh arrested as part of a sexual assault investigation

The leader of Milwaukee's summer protests recorded his own arrest last night. Police said he has been accused of sexual assault, which he denied. → Read More

Chicago cop sues Wisconsin cops, prosecutors over failed Dells sexual assault case

A Chicago police officer has sued Wisconsin detectives and prosecutors over a flawed sexual assault case against him → Read More