APNewsBreak: Lawyer for Wis. DA accused of ’sexting’ says latest accusers just want money

By Ryan J. Foley, AP
Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Lawyer: Women complaining about Wis. DA want money

MADISON, Wis. — The attorney for a Wisconsin prosecutor accused of abusing his power to seek relationships says women who have come forward since the first allegations were reported are “driven by financial opportunity.”

Robert Craanen, who represents Calumet County District Attorney Ken Kratz, told The Associated Press on Wednesday that he wouldn’t be surprised if more women go on national television to level similar accusations against his client.

Craanen says Kratz feels bad about sending harassing text messages to a domestic abuse victim while prosecuting her ex-boyfriend.

But he says two other women who have since come forward making similar complaints have done so to take advantage of “financial opportunities.” He has denied one of the woman’s claims and is investigating the other’s.

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