Cary Spivak, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Cary Spivak

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

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Recent articles by Cary:

A CDC moratorium on evictions ends July 31. Here is what is likely to happen next.

The federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention imposed a ban on many evictions that took effect in September; that ban will be ending soon. → Read More

Legal Action urges Wisconsin Supreme Court to ensure eviction ban lasts until June 30

Fearing that the national ban on many evictions will suddenly end, Legal Action is asking the state's highest court to guarantee the ban stays until June 30 → Read More

One way to deal with absentee landlords: Get them to sell or donate their problem properties

Milwaukee nonprofits have tried similar tactics with mixed success. → Read More

Washington County dentist charged with fraud, accused of chipping teeth so he could crown them

A Washington County dentist is charged with federal health care fraud for breaking teeth so could cap them and charge insurance companies for the work → Read More

Moratorium on evictions is not ironclad, as hundreds of Milwaukee County tenants getting booted have found out

The latest federal moratorium on evictions is really more of a slowdown than a shutdown. → Read More

Wisconsin regulators charge two men with collecting $2.8 million in 'Ponzi-like' operation

The state order against the men and their companies laid out a scheme in which they collected investments ranging from $10,000 to $585,000 per person. → Read More

U.S. Postal Service disregards court order to look for ballots in Wisconsin and other swing states

The U.S. Postal Service disregarded a federal judge’s Tuesday order to sweep mail processing facilities serving 15 states, including Wisconsin. → Read More

American Indian COVID-19 numbers in Wisconsin stayed low until Sept. 1. 'Then all of a sudden, boom.'

The rate of increase in the number of COVID-19 cases among Wisconsin's Native American population dwarfs other races. → Read More

Evictions rates have slowed but some tenants continue to get tossed despite CDC ban

Although the Center for Disease Control issued an order banning most evictions throughout the country, some tenants continue to get evicted → Read More

James Hubbell, convicted of fraud in Sonag scheme, sentenced to 24 weekends behind bars

James Hubbell, a longtime associate of Brian Ganos, was sentenced to 24 weekends in jail for his role in scheme to capture $260 million in federal contracts. → Read More

Government rent aid and Berrada's eviction 'hiatus' fuel a 36% drop in August evictions

Evictions in Milwaukee County fell 36% in August, as tenants took advantage of government programs and Joe Berrada companies went on an eviction "hiatus.: → Read More

Milwaukee families can apply for money to pay rent from new city assistance program

The City of Milwaukee program is one of a few in Wisconsin that provides a multimillion dollar pool to assist renters impacted by the pandemic. → Read More

Headphone maker Koss Corp. sues Apple, Bose and three others for patent infringement

Glendale-based Koss Corp. filed federal patent infringement lawsuits against Apple, Bose and three other competitors → Read More

Potawatomi casino complex laying off 1,600 employees as COVID-19 continues to hurt business

The Milwaukee casino employees had been furloughed in March. Now, they've been permanently laid off as business is still slow. → Read More

Milwaukee evictions up 26% in June as Berrada companies continue to be a force in eviction court

The increase comes as people struggle with income loss due to the coronavirus pandemic. → Read More

Predicted surge comes true: Eviction filings jump over 40% in Milwaukee County and state

In the weeks after Gov. Tony Evers' ban on evictions ended, the number of actions filed has increased more than 40% in Milwaukee County and Wisconsin. → Read More

Boogaloo movement receives a cool reception at Black Lives Matter marches in Milwaukee

Some march organizers asked the Boogaloo Boys, a loosely organized gun rights group, to back off or leave two protests. → Read More

Landlords urged to hold off on evictions, especially if government check is in the mail

A trade group for Wisconsin landlords is urging property owners to hold off on evictions if the tenant is waiting for stimulus or unemployment checks → Read More

'Individuals have lost so much': Property firm to pay $350,000 in suit over rental scheme

Vision Property, the controversial South Carolina company known for selling rundown properties on a lease-to-own basis, will pay $350,000 to settle a deceptive practices lawsuit. → Read More

Well-known Milwaukee lawyer Robert Menard disbarred by Wisconsin Supreme Court

The Wisconsin Supreme Court disbarred attorney Robert Menard after regulators charged him with 30 counts of misconduct for misusing client cash → Read More