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Posted on 09/07/2021 2:18:10 PM PDT by NormsRevenge
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Milwaukee City Council member Chantia Lewis, a Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate, was charged Tuesday with a series of campaign finance violations for allegedly using donations and improper travel reimbursements on more than $21,000 in car payments, family trips, a worship conference and other personal expenses.
The four felonies and one misdemeanor were filed by the Milwaukee County district attorney's office. Lewis was first elected to the Milwaukee City Council in 2016 and announced her candidacy for Senate in July. She is scheduled to appear in court on Sept. 29.
Lewis has made no immediate comment on the charges. Her attorney, Jason Luczak, said Lewis would seek to have the charges dismissed. He said prosecutors can't establish any criminal intent and account statements not referenced in the complaint would show Lewis had no intention of stealing money or committing a crime.
Lewis is one of 11 Democratic candidates in the Senate race for the seat currently held by Republican U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson. He has not said yet whether he will seek a third term.
Lewis, in her Senate campaign launch video, touted her service in the U.S. Air Force, her current work as a pastor and her 2016 election to the Milwaukee City Council.
“All my life I’ve been told what I can’t do,” she said, walking through the streets of Milwaukee.
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No picture needed. We know.
...let me be the first.......LET ME TAKE ONE GUESS....!!!
“Milwaukee City Council member Chantia Lewis, a Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate”
I took care of letting AP/Yahoo know that they are NOT supposed to mention party when it’s negative news on a politician. They apologized and promised to update.
For fanatical progressive liberals, this is considered resume/career enhancement.
A corrupt Democrat. She’d be right at home in DC.
“...A corrupt Democrat....” being redundant, there, I presume........
Irish girl no doubt
And in the FIRST sentence of the story. Heads will roll!
MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- Milwaukee Alderwoman Chantia Lewis is responding to claims she inappropriately sought money and gift cards for her 40th birthday.
The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported Lewis wanted the cash to be sent to her electronically through the service Venmo, where her account name is "$D9th."
Alderwoman Lewis represents the city's 9th District.
Despite the district reference, Lewis says the money was not connected to politics.
"That is not campaign-related," Alderwoman Lewis said. "My campaign is “Chantia4progress”, D9th is something that I own because it's so much work just surrounding all of my actions so I take that as a personal moniker."
Lewis added that she made the request on her personal page, and it was meant for family and friends.
Party affiliation was not required, after seeing the name.
Surprising that her Party is mentioned at all.
Don’t have to guess.
Ron Johnson is a terrific Senator, I hope he runs again. Few have the courage that stand up, we can’t lose those who do.
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