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Sexual assault trial starts for Appleton attorney David Dudas

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.

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Wisconsin man faces extensive criminal charges

James Anderson, 37,  faces charges of attempted first-degree intentional homicide, false imprisonment, battery, disorderly conduct, kidnapping, intimidating a victim, strangulation, and suffocation as a result of the allegedly violent incident that occurred on September 14.

According police witness Lucas Meyer, Anderson strangled his mother at their Kaukauna, Wisconsin  residence before leading her at gunpoint to their family’s Appleton property, where his father was staying. Meyers indicated that Anderson’s mother had bruises on her neck, back, and hands in addition to facial cuts as well when they came to her aid.

If Anderson is convicted to the fullest extent he could face 123 years in prison.

If you are facing criminal charges, it is essential that you are represented by a  skilled legal professional. Contact the attorneys at  Wisconsin-based Hart Powell, S.C. at 414-271-9595 to find out what we can do to help you.

Computer hacker steals close to $150,000 from school bank account

Officials of the Stanley-Boyd School District in western Wisconsin were surprised to find out that nearly $150,000 dollars were missing from the district’s payroll bank account this past week after its system was hacked.

The hacker was able to infiltrate the school district’s payroll software and access its direct deposit files, allowing him or her to make off with the vast sum of money.

Anchor Bank, where the district’s payroll account is held, notified the district of the missing funds the day before Thanksgiving and has already managed to recover some of the stolen money. Stanley-Boyd’s employees thankfully were able to receive their paychecks in time for the busy shopping holiday. Its insurance will cover the rest of the lost assets. The bank asserts that no other accounts were affected by the hacking and is working with victims to create new accounts in case their information has been compromised.

It is still unknown who the hacker is, but the Chippewa County Sheriff believes the it may have been someone from outside the country. The case is being investigated by the FBI.criminal defense lawyer

Stealing from a bank is a serious federal offense. Such crimes can have severe penalties including heavy fines and jail time. If you are being accused of bank fraud, you will need someone with experience defending you in court. A criminal defense attorney can help you achieve an acquittal or a reduced sentence.

Appleton Man Arrested for 11th OWI

Just after 3 a.m., a Greenbay man was arrested for his 11th drunk driving charge while driving in Appleton.

According local police officials, the incident occurred when police noticed a speeding car that was swerving in and out of the lanes of traffic. He was stopped by cops near the 2200 block of North Richmond.

Once pulled over, police officials determined that he was driving while intoxicated and he was arrested. The officers on the scene then noticed that this was his 11th alcohol-related offense.

The 48-year-old man was taken into custody at Outagamie County Jail. Police have stated that it is rare to see someone with so that many OWI offenses on their record. Officials went on to say that if the man is convicted of this charge, he will face several years behind bars.

A drunk driving charge on your record can affect many facets of your life. When applying for a job, a criminal record is one of the first items that is checked. If you have recently been arrested for an alcohol-related offense, you need knowledgeable representation on your side that can walk you through this complicated legal process one step at a time. Contact the Appleton OWI defense lawyers of Hart Powell, S.C. today.