Cary Spivak, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Cary Spivak

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

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Recent articles by Cary:

Milwaukee lawyer involved in suspected international stock scheme suspended for 4 1/2 years

"We consider the audacity and scope of the misconduct extremely troubling," the court wrote, referring to the 24 counts of misconduct to which Michael Krill pleaded no contest. → Read More

Odd political couple of Matt Gaetz and Mark Pocan join in support of bill to reform ag checkoff program

Rep. Mark Pocan and Rep. Matt Gaetz may oppose each other on many issues but they agree the agriculture checkoff programs need reform. → Read More

Bill to reform $900 million agriculture checkoff programs introduced in U.S. House

The federally mandated checkoff program requires farmers to fund the programs that are charged with promoting the farm commodities. → Read More

New charges against lawyer Robert Menard charge him with stealing an additional $270,000 from clients

The latest complaint comes less than a year after Menard was charged with stealing $700,000 from his ex-law partner, clients and his uncle. → Read More

Former TV weather anchor Scott Steele charges WTMJ with anti-Semitism in federal lawsuit

Steele's three-count suit charges Scripps with harassment and discrimination because of his religion and retaliation for disciplining him and later firing him for speaking out. → Read More

Sonag's Brian Ganos gets 6.5 years in scheme to capture $260 million in federal contracts

Brian Ganos, who built Sonag Co. into a successful construction company was sentenced to 6.5 years for masterminding a $260 million fraud scheme → Read More

Ex-agriculture secretary Tom Vilsack is the top paid executive at Dairy Management

In just one year on the job, former Ag Secretary Thomas Vilsack has become the top paid exec at Dairy Management Inc., making nearly $1 million in 2018 → Read More

Imprisoned 'Bring it on' felon Todd Dyer sues his father and other family members

"It is well documented that Todd is a prolific liar," his father, James A. Dyer, said in an interview Friday. → Read More

Woman draws ire of bankruptcy judge, faces possible criminal charges

In an unusual action, Judge Beth Hanan referred Carolyn A. Word to U.S. District Court contending she ignored a 2010 order not to work as a bankruptcy petition preparer. → Read More

A nonprofit that's supposed to promote dairy pays its leaders millions — while the farmers who fund it are going out of business

Dairy Management Inc. spends $160 million a year from farmers' milk checks on promotions and partnerships, but sales continue to fall. → Read More

5 takeaways from the financial records of a controversial dairy-promoting nonprofit that gets its money from farmers

The top executives at Dairy Management Inc. are doing just fine even as dairy farmers who pay their salaries struggle and go out of business → Read More

Lawyer Robert Menard charged with stealing more than $700,000 from clients, ex-partner and uncle

Lawyer Robert Menard, who brags he represents the average Joe, is charged with stealing more than $700,000 from clients, his ex-partner and his uncle → Read More

St. Croix Chippewa officials pocketed or misspent at least $1.5 million in casino cash, regulators charge

Federal gaming regulators say St. Croix Chippewa officials pocketed or misused at least $1.5 million in casino cash. → Read More

Racine woman who stole $775,000 from two dozen estates gets 21-month sentence

Kathleen Fetek, who admitted stealing about $775,000 from beneficiaries of estates, got a lighter sentence than guidelines call for. → Read More

Real life 'Shawshank Redemption': Ex-con robs bank, hoping to be sent back to prison

A career criminal from New York robbed a Milwaukee bank hoping that a judge will send him to a Wisconsin prison. → Read More

Lawyers for man accused in Jayme Closs kidnapping have had run-ins with state regulators

Charles Glynn and Richard Jones are representing Jake Patterson, 21, who was charged in the kidnapping of Jayme Closs and the killing of her parents. → Read More

Medical malpractice suit charges Froedtert doctor with fraud, alleging he lied to cover up botched back surgery

A prominent neurosurgeon is alleged to have engaged in a cover-up after botching a surgery that left the patient unable to walk, a lawsuit charges. → Read More

Fox Point lawyer who stole from estate avoids jail, keeps law license

A judge declined to limit Daniel Morse's law practice as a condition of his probation, leaving that up to Office of Lawyer Regulation → Read More

Should a woman who lost four limbs to malpractice collect more than $750,000 for her suffering?

The Wisconsin Supreme Court will decide whether the pain and suffering of a woman who lost four limbs as a result of malpractice is worth more than $750,000. → Read More

Federal agent charged with multiple rapes in Wisconsin over four years

David S. Scharlat, 53, was charged Friday with five counts of felony sexual assault, ranging from first to third degree, in Waukesha. → Read More