Woman sentenced to 30 months for fraud against government

Posted on Monday, August 25th, 2014 at 3:04 pm    

According to court documents, 30-year-old Menomonee Falls resident Tiffany Harden received over $120,000 in refunds from 35 fake income tax returns filed in 2012 and was sentenced to 30 months in prison on August 11, the Journal Sentinel reported.

Harden retained the private information of some individuals by offering to do their taxes for them, after which they never heard from her. In addition to scamming the IRS, Harden went through the U.S. Postal Service, alleging to be homeless in order to qualify for federal food stamps. Harden pleaded guilty to the charges against her.

If you or someone you know is facing charges of mail fraud or a similar charge, it is important to seek legal counsel as early on in the process as possible. The attorneys at Kohler, Hart & Priebe, are an experienced criminal defense team that fights tirelessly on behalf of their clients. Call our Appleton offices today at 414-271-9595 to discuss your case.

Business owner gets 30 days in jail for healthcare fraud

Posted on Thursday, August 14th, 2014 at 3:04 pm    

Fifty-four-year-old Little Suamico, Wisconsin resident Greg Gering, who co-owns a chain of children’s clothing stores called Once Upon a Child in Green Bay and Appleton with his wife, was sentenced by Oconto County Judge Michael Judge to spend 30 days in jail and pay a fine of $30,000 for three counts of medical assistance fraud, the Post Crescent reported on July 18.

Gering received over $25,000 in BadgerCare benefits throughout three years, concealing his ownership of his business, which would have made him ineligible. He plead guilty to the charges against him as part of a plea bargain.

Serious consequences face those who have been charged with medical assistance fraud, or other types of fraud. If you are in a situation like this, it is important to enlist the services of a criminal defense attorney as early on as possible. The experienced legal team at Kohler, Hart & Priebe understands how these charges are usually prosecuted and therefore, know best how to defend against them. To discuss your case with us, call our Appleton offices at 414-271-9595 today.

Dudas scheduled for sentencing in sexual assault case

Posted on Wednesday, July 23rd, 2014 at 7:30 am    

Forty-nine-year-old former Appleton and Stevens Point attorney, David Dudas, could spend the rest of his life in jail after he was found guilty of almost 30 crimes against his own wife, with his sentencing scheduled for 9:30 a.m. today.

According to criminal complaints lodged against him by his wife, Dudas sexually assaulted her repeatedly in July 2013. She said she was able to leave the house and escape from him by climbing though a window in their house and jumping from it while their children contacted the police.

Dudas has been convicted of first degree sexual assault, 14 counts of second degree sexual assault, and 11 counts of strangulation and suffocation. His sentencing will take place at the Outagamie County Court.

Our attorneys at Kohler, Hart & Priebe, in Appleton understand that many people in Appleton require the services of skilled defense attorneys, which is why we are committed to providing the best possible representation to our clients.  To discuss your situation with one of our attorneys call our offices today at 414-271-9595.

Judge dismissed attempted homicide charge of Fond du Lac woman

Posted on Monday, July 14th, 2014 at 3:16 pm    

The attempted homicide charge against twenty-eight-year-old Kenna Bowe was recently dismissed by a Fond du Lac County judge, a Fond du Lac Reporter article stated on June 29.

This charge was related to the incident in which Bowe gave her daughter 12 sleeping pills and attempted to overdose herself. Her attorney argued that the amount of drugs that entered the child’s body was not enough to kill her, and he backed this up with reports from a toxicology expert and a medical professional.

If you are facing a criminal charge, it is critical to your case that you enlist the services of a lawyer as early on as possible. The attorneys at Kohler, Hart & Priebe have three decades of legal experience and are dedicated to aggressively defending clients against charges like this. To speak with one of our criminal defense attorneys about your case and possible defense, call our Appleton offices at 414-271-9595 today.

DNA evidence links Clayton Courtney to Britney Cross’ murder

Posted on Thursday, July 3rd, 2014 at 2:17 pm    

Police authorities found evidence that would implicate 28-year-old Janesville resident Clayton Courtney in the death of 21-year-old Britney Cross, whose body was found last month along the Rock River, GazetteXtra reported on June 19.

Courtney was already in custody due to the alleged attempted murder of his roommate on the same night that Cross was killed by blunt force injury to her head. Deputy Chief Dan Davis said in a prepared statement that a baseball cap, a pocket-sized Bible, and a T-shirt belonging to Cross were all recovered at the scene of the crime. Blood on Cross’ pants matched Courtney’s DNA, the Wisconsin crime laboratory stated.

The potential repercussions of a criminal charge can be overwhelming, but you do not have to face this situation alone. The reputable and accomplished attorneys at Kohler, Hart & Priebe aggressively defend our clients who have been charged with a criminal offense in Appleton or other areas in Wisconsin. Call our offices today at 414-271-9595 to discuss your situation.

Appleton man claims his 3-year-old daughter initiated sexual contact

Posted on Wednesday, June 11th, 2014 at 9:45 pm    

A 39-year-old Appleton resident has recently been sentenced to 12 years in prison plus eight years of extended supervision for sexually abusing his 3-year-old daughter

The man pleaded no contest in June 2013 to the charge of first-degree child sex assault, a felony with a maximum 60 year sentence.

Assistant District Attorney Peter Hahn said that the defendant claimed that the three-year-old girl initiated the sexual contact. The man requested for mental health treatment to be included as part of his sentence along with his incarceration.

Outagamie County Judge Mitchell Metropulos said the defendant may be playing up his mental illness “either to gain sympathy or to deflect the severity of his acts, which is problematic when we’re dealing with sexual deviancy”.

According to the criminal complaint filed in June 2012, the victim said her father liked to “play doctor” by exposing himself and touching her private areas.

If you have been charged with a sexual crime in Appleton, it is utmost essential to hire an experienced legal team that can help drop or lower your charges. As such, our Appleton lawyers at Kohler, Hart & Priebe may be of great help to you. Call our offices at 414-271-9595 if you are interested in our legal services.

Unlikely that Janesville stabbing suspect killed three others

Posted on Friday, May 30th, 2014 at 3:26 pm    

28-year-old Janesville, Wisconsin resident Clayton Courtney, suspect in the homicide of 21-year-old girlfriend Brittany Cross, did not likely kill two other people that night, the Wisconsin State Journal reported on May 13.

Janesville Police Chief David Moore said Courtney is not a suspect in the stabbing of 75-year-old Janesville resident Mary Coulthard. Moore added that 59-year-old missing person Gerald Hockensmith was found alive and well on May 12. Roommate and stabbing victim Michael Clark revised his statement on Courtney’s speech prior to stabbing him. Originally stated as, “I have killed three people tonight. We are all going to die,” Clark more recently said the statement was, “I have killed three people.” Because of this, Janesville police expanded its investigation to cover southern Wisconsin and norther Illinois within a larger time period. The Federal Bureau of Investigation will aid in the investigation.

Courtney was charged with the attempted homicide of Clark, along with two other felony charges and three misdemeanors.

Should there come a time when you need an attorney to legally represent you in court, you should pick only those who are capable of giving you the highest quality legal representation available. For your criminal cases in Appleton, turn only to Kohler & Hart, SC by dialing 414-271-9595 today.

Janesville man stabs roommate, may have killed others

Posted on Thursday, May 8th, 2014 at 6:32 pm    

Twenty-eight-year-old Janesville, Wisconsin resident Clayton Courtney nearly stabbed his roommate to death, NYDailyNews.com reported on May 5. 28-year-old Michael Clark was found in their house on N. Pontiac Drive at around 10 p.m. on Sunday, May 4.

According to the police who investigated the case, Courtney attempted to light his other roommate’s car on fire prior to the stabbing and came inside the house yelling, “I’ve already killed three people tonight.” The 32-year-old pregnant woman and her two children who also live there were uninjured.

Janesville Police Chief Dave Moore said the police department is investigating whether his alleged killing spree is connected to the body of an unidentified woman found under the Memorial Street Bridge near Rock River on the morning of May 5.

Kohler & Hart, S.C., a respected criminal defense law firm in Wisconsin, handles cases regarding homicide, sexual assaults, and drug crimes, among others. Call our offices at 414-271-9595 if you are in need of highly competent legal representation today.

Sexual assault trial starts for Appleton attorney David Dudas

Posted on Monday, April 28th, 2014 at 6:03 pm    

Forty-nine-year-old Appleton, Wisconsin attorney David Dudas, who is from Dale, and who is accused of beating and sexually molesting his wife over the course of a year, faced initial trial proceedings on Monday, April 22.

Dudas’ defense attorney, Andrew Erlandson, said that the couple had been fond of making their sex life colorful, adding that “evidence will show this is unusual sex, but it was consensual”, during his opening statement.

Outagamie County District Attorney Carrie Schneider, for her part, said Dudas’ affinity for violent porn made him rape his wife for a year and forced her to agree to his sexual inclinations under the threat of physical abuse.

Dudas is facing charges of second-degree reckless injury, 14 counts of second-degree sexual assault, first-degree sexual assault, substantial battery, and 12 counts of suffocation, plus misdemeanor battery and intimidation of a witness.

If you have been charged with a criminal offense in Appleton, it is important that your legal representation come from only the most trustworthy and highly-capable legal teams available. Get in touch with our attorneys of Kohler, Hart & Priebe by calling our offices at 414-271-9595.

Appleton lawyer’s sexual assault trial to begin on April 21

Posted on Saturday, April 19th, 2014 at 7:38 pm    

On Monday, April 21 Appleton attorney, David Dudas, 49, will face 31 counts ranging from first-degree sexual assault to felony charges of suffocation and strangulation. The trial is scheduled to start at 8:30 a.m. and will include four days of testimony.

Dudas had been taken into police custody last July after his wife called the police and reported that Dudas hit her in the head, repeatedly suffocated her, and sexually assaulted her that day. Additionally, Dudas’ wife stated that she had been subjected forceful sexual intercourse over the span of a year.

Being charged with a criminal offense can be extremely frightening. The attorneys at Kohler, Hart & Priebe represent Appleton people that are summoned to appear in criminal court. Call our offices at 414-271-9595 to speak with a member of our team about your case.