Strip Clubs, Milwaukee Aldermen, and Bribes

For years the owners of strip club Silk Exotic were trying to open a strip club in downtown Milwaukee. They knew there was a market for what they had to offer. There were already a handful of strip clubs in or close to downtown, but for some reason, they couldn’t get approved.

Eventually, the Silk owners won a jury verdict of more than $400,000 against the city, but that still didn’t get them their strip club. Milwaukee appealed the verdict and lost. When they added attorneys fees to the jury award, the city was on the hook for more than $968,000.

Milwaukee didn’t want to pay Silk the money, so Silk’s owners made them an offer: Let them open a strip club, and they’d forgo the jury award. Silk finally opened its strip club in downtown Milwaukee last year.

Read moreStrip Clubs, Milwaukee Aldermen, and Bribes

Michael McGee speaks from jail this morning

Patrick at Badger Blogger has audio of Michael McGee on the radio this morning. He said in part: It’s the government trying to be nosey in somebody’s personal business. This is a family altercation. They wasn’t even… you know.. us trying to kill somebody anyway. And they got brother ___ . Come on. As much … Read more Michael McGee speaks from jail this morning

More on alderman Michael McGee (Jackson)

I was wondering something… How long can Michael McGee (Jackson) continue to collect his paycheck as alderman? Now that he ‘s been charged at both the federal and state levels, things look pretty grim for him. How long will it take to cut off the cashflow? Badger Blogger did a great rundown of all the … Read more More on alderman Michael McGee (Jackson)

Victim of Michael McGee’s crimes is interviewed

Today’s federal charges against Milwaukee alderman Michael McGee (Jackson) are becoming clearer as the media talks to witnesses. WISN 12 News in Milwaukee interviewed Ajit Singh, who owns 2 gas stations in McGee’s district. He says he was forced to pay McGee/Jackson in order to help get his 24-hour operating licenses renewed. He had two … Read more Victim of Michael McGee’s crimes is interviewed

Federal Charges Against Michael McGee Jr.

U.S. Attorney Steven Biskupic just announced some of the charges against Milwaukee alderman Michael McGee (Michael Jackson). The criminal complaint alleges extortion and bribery related to McGee’s duties as alderman. The investigation began a year ago as business owners complained to the FBI about being asked to give McGee cash in exchange for favorable treatment … Read more Federal Charges Against Michael McGee Jr.

“The Alderman” Has Been Arrested (Again)

mcgeemugshot.jpgMilwaukee alderman Michael McGee (Jackson) has been arrested again. No one is saying what he was arrested for, but the Milwaukee County District Attorney’s office has said that their office and the U.S. Attorney’s Office will release information tomorrow. McGee/Jackson is a criminal and an embarassment to our community. I can’t wait to see what he’s accused of doing this time.

UPDATE: The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports the following:

Read more“The Alderman” Has Been Arrested (Again)