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CITY OF RACINE OFFICIAL ADMITS TO ILLEGAL CABLE COMMISSION ACTIVITY!

CABLE COMMISSIONER LARRY GREGG ADMITS TO THE JOURNAL TIMES HE HAS BEEN SERVING ILLEGALLY ON THE CABLE COMMISSION SINCE DECEMBER OF 2013!!!

THE BIGGER QUESTION IS, WHY DOES JOURNAL TIMES REPORTER CARA SPOTO CHOOSE NOT TO REPORT THIS INCREDIBLE STORY? AFTER ALL, SHE WAS THERE THE ENTIRE MEETING AND COVERING THE EVENTS, WHY NO STORY OR REPORT OF THE ILLEGAL ACTIVITY?

NO CITIZEN RESIDING OUTSIDE THE CITY OF RACINE IS ELIGIBLE TO SERVE ON A CITY COMMISSION, COMMITTEE OR BOARD. SO WHY AND HOW IS LARRY GREGG, WHO ADMITS IN THIS VIDEO TO THE JOURNAL TIMES, THAT HE MOVED OUTSIDE CITY LIMITS IN DECEMBER OF 2013, ALLOWED TO CONTINUE SERVING UNTIL JUNE OF 2014? THIS IS IN DIRECT VIOLATION OF CITY ORDINANCE.

THIS VIDEO WAS OBTAINED THROUGH AN OPEN RECORDS REQUEST SUBMITTED TO THE CITY OF RACINE. THE VIDEO WAS  SECRETLY FILMED BY THE CITY OF RACINE WITHOUT THE RESIDENTS OR PARTICIPANTS KNOWLEDGE.

UPDATE…..UPDATE…..UPDATE…..UPDATE…..UPDATE…..UPDATE!!!!!

ANOTHER VIDEO OF THE CITY OF RACINE SECRETLY TAPING IT’S ALDERMEN AND RESIDENTS SURFACES THROUGH AN OPEN RECORDS REQUEST MADE WITH THE CITY OF RACINE.

IN THIS VIDEO CLIP, A RACINE RESIDENT MAKES HER PUBLIC COMMENT TO BOTH, CITY OF RACINE PUBLIC OFFICIALS AND ELECTED OFFICIALS SEATED AT THE TABLE, ALL OF WHOM FAIL TO SHOW THE DECENCEY AND RESPECT TO THE RESIDENT WHO HAS LEGITIMATE QUESTIONS AND CONCERNS! WHAT AN ULTIMATE FORM OF DISRESPECT, TO TURN YOUR BACK ON SOMEONE LIKE THIS IS JUST DESPICABLE, DISRESPECTFUL AND JUST PLAIN WRONG!

WATCH THE VIDEO AT THIS LINK:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UKOsLPol2EM&feature=youtu.be

CITY OF RACINE BEGINS SECRETLY TAPING RESIDENTS AND ALDER-PERSONS DURING CITY COMMITTEE MEETINGS!!!

THE CITY OF RACINE HAS BEEN CAUGHT SECRETLY TAPING THE RESIDENTS AND ALDER-PERSONS WITHOUT THEIR KNOWLEDGE DURING OFFICIAL CITY COMMITTEE AND CITY BOARD MEETINGS. TYPICALLY RACINE COMMON COUNCIL AND COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE MEETINGS ARE TAPED FOR BROADCAST, THESE SPECIFIC MEETINGS WERE NEVER BROADCAST AND NEVER SHOWN PUBLICLY!

WHO IS INSTRUCTING THE RESIDENTS TO BE SECRETLY TAPED? WHY ARE CERTAIN CITY OFFICIALS TREATING RESIDENTS AND ALDERWOMAN SANDY WEIDNER WITH SUCH DISDAIN AND DISRESPECT?

THE VIDEO CLIP SHOWS COMPLETE DISRESPECT FOR ALD. SANDY WEIDNER, A WOMAN WHO IS AN ELECTED OFFICIAL, WHO WISHES TO BE HEARD AT A CITY COMMITTEE MEETING.

WHY DOES CITY OFFICIAL RON THOMAS NOT WANT ALD. SANDY WEIDNER TO BE HEARD? THIS IS HOW CONCERNED CITIZENS, RESIDENTS, AND CERTAIN ALDEPERSONS, WHO HAVE LEGITIMATE QUESTIONS AND CONCERNS, ARE BEING TREATED BY CITY OF RACINE OFFICIALS. IS THIS RIGHT? IS THIS FAIR? IS THIS LEGAL?

THIS VIDEO WAS OBTAINED THROUGH AN OPEN RECORDS REQUEST VIA THE CITY CLERKS OFFICE.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t75zZwayE2s&list=UUhINPukntqp77H_vMCgph2w

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MAJOR BREAKING UPDATE!!!!:

BREAKING NEWS!!! FEDERAL JUDGE J.P STADTMUELLER ACCEPTS RICO CORRUPTION CASE AGAINST RACINE MAYOR JOHN DICKERT AND CLOSE FRIEND & COUNTY BOARD SUPERVISOR MONTE OSTERMAN AND HIS WIFE CITY OFFICIAL MARY JERGER OSTERMAN, VARIOUS RACINE ALDERMEN AND OTHER CITY OFFICIALS AND LOCAL BUSINESS OWNERS!!!!

THE JUDGE HAS SCHEDULED A CONFERENCE DATE FOR SEPTEMBER 25TH, 2014 MEANING THE LAWSUIT HAS BEEN ACCEPTED BY THE FEDERAL COURT. THE RESPONSE BY THE CITY OF RACINE, THAT WAS TO BE GIVEN TO THE FEDERAL COURT BY SEPTEMBER 11TH, 2014 IS NULL AND VOID. THE JUDGE HAS SEEN GREAT MERIT IN THE CASE TO NOT EVEN ALLOW THE CITY OF RACINE TO RESPOND!

STAY TUNED AS MORE BREAKING NEWS DEVELOPS!!!!!

SHOCKING DETAILS REVEALED IN THE RACKET OF RACINE!!!- RACKETEERING, BRIBERY, THREATS, EXTORTION, ARE ALL BEING ALLEGED IN THE FEDERAL LAWSUIT FILED AGAINST MAYOR JOHN DICKERT, RACINE COUNTY SUPERVISOR MONTE OSTERMAN, HIS WIFE & MAYOR DICKERT CAMPAIGN TREASURER MARY JERGER OSTERMAN, BAR OWNER DOUG NICHOLSON, BAR OWNER JOEY LEGATH AND A NUMBER OF RACINE ALDERMEN INCLUDING ALDERMAN GREG HELDING, ALDERMAN JAMES KAPLAN AND OTHERS.

BELOW ARE SOME OF THE HORRIFIC DETAILS BEING ALLEGED:

READ THE ENTIRE COMPLAINT AT THIS LINK:

http://issuu.com/communicatornews/docs/amended_complaint_2/0

As a result of Dickert’s and his cohorts’ numerous acts of soliciting and receiving bribes, extorting, threatening or incentivizing alderpersons to comply with his and the Financiers’ desires regarding liquor licenses, extorting business people for additional money, wire fraud to conceal the nature and existence of these payments, Dickert gained control of the government of Racine and used that control against certain individuals and businesses in Racine.

Monte Osterman on behalf and at the behest of Dickert, approached Caleb Robinson—who was attempting to sell hot dogs on and around Monument Square and was facing resistance—to “shake him down.”  Dickert would have benefited from the receipt of this elicit money and Osterman would have also benefited by receipt of money or preferential treatment from Dickert. Shortly after this visit, Mr. Robinson was granted approval to sell hot dogs from his mobile cart in front of city owned property.

Monte Osterman acted on behalf of Dickert when, he approached Business Owner, Caleb Robinson and others to demand that they pay money to Dickert, which would be delivered to him by Osterman, in exchange for Dickert undertaking official acts that directly affected their prospective business ventures.  Also at the direction of Dickert,
Monte Osterman threatened those individuals who declined to pay bribe monies to Dickert.  Specifically, Osterman warned that Dickert would take official action against Business Owner, Caleb Robinson or any other individual who refused to pay him money “under the table,” and that the
official action would negatively affect their business interests.

Monte Osterman’s actions evidence his agreement to participate in the scheme perpetrated by Dickert and the Financiers to control the city of Racine’s government and the commercial and personal benefits attendant to such control. Monte Osterman benefitted from his participation in that he was able to use Dickert’s control over the Racine city government to his advantage. Specifically, Dickert allowed Osterman to position himself as the go-to granite company for construction projects in Racine.  Osterman threatened those developers who refused to give him business by reminding them of his close relationship with, and influence over, Dickert.  

Monte Osterman, at the direction of Dickert, demanded Business Owner provide him cash for Dickert or Business Owner’s plan to develop a gas station on the west side of downtown Racine would not win the necessary approval from the Mayor and city departments.  As part of his effort to extort money from Business Owner and to demonstrate the control Dickert held over the alderman and common council, Osterman called an alderman who had been creating problems for Business.

Dickert would have benefited from the receipt of this elicit money and
Osterman would have also benefited by receipt of money or preferential
treatment from Dickert. When Business Owner refused to become Dickert and Osterman’s personal ATM machine, his planned development on the west side of downtown Racine was terminated.

Dickert accepted the bribe monies paid by the Financiers and, in exchange, ran the city of Racine’s government in a corrupt fashion which deprived Racine, its residents and its business community at large of his honest services.

In particular, Dickert had Jerger report the bribes as campaign contributions in Dickert’s 2009 and 2011 campaign finance reports.  Further, Dickert and Jerger would attribute the bogus
contributions to people other than the Financiers and for amounts different than the Financiers had provided to Dickert. To ensure there was no disruption to the scheme, Dickert threatened to remove
any alderman from the Licensing Committee, or any other influential position they held, if they failed to “play ball.”  Dickert further threatened to support candidates to run against these aldermen in the next election cycle.

IT’S OFFICIAL!!!!! NO ONE IS PAYING ATTENTION!! CITY OF RACINE MAYOR AND COMMON COUNCIL ARE COMPLETELY OUT OF TOUCH REGARDING THEIR DISCUSSIONS AND VOTES TO PASS AN ORDINANCE LIMITING CITY OF RACINE BUSINESS OWNERS TO THE  AMOUNT OF WINDOW SIGNAGE THAT CAN BE DISPLAYED IN THE WINDOWS OF THEIR BUSINESSES. 
AFTER HOURS OF EMBARRASSING  DISCUSSION AT THE RECENT COMMON COUNCIL MEETING, CITY OFFICIALS DECIDED TO LIMIT RACINE BUSINESS OWNERS TO 50 PERCENT WINDOW SIGNAGE ALLOWED! 
ACCORDING TO THESE PHOTOS TAKEN FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 5TH, NO ONE CARES AND CERTAIN BUSINESSES ARE ALLOWED ALMOST 100 PERCENT WINDOW COVERAGE (DEMOCRATIC PARTY HEADQUARTERS)
NICE JOB CITY OFFICIALS, IT REALLY WORKS WELL, AND WE’RE STILL #1 IN UNEMPLOYMENT IN THE STATE!
The link to watch this debacle is included below. WARNING: OFFENSIVE CONTENT!!
http://belletv.pegcentral.com/player.php?video=bb9e7fd9a5be58604bedc375ddf358c6
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IT’S OFFICIAL!!!!! NO ONE IS PAYING ATTENTION!! CITY OF RACINE MAYOR AND COMMON COUNCIL ARE COMPLETELY OUT OF TOUCH REGARDING THEIR DISCUSSIONS AND VOTES TO PASS AN ORDINANCE LIMITING CITY OF RACINE BUSINESS OWNERS TO THE  AMOUNT OF WINDOW SIGNAGE THAT CAN BE DISPLAYED IN THE WINDOWS OF THEIR BUSINESSES. 
AFTER HOURS OF EMBARRASSING  DISCUSSION AT THE RECENT COMMON COUNCIL MEETING, CITY OFFICIALS DECIDED TO LIMIT RACINE BUSINESS OWNERS TO 50 PERCENT WINDOW SIGNAGE ALLOWED! 
ACCORDING TO THESE PHOTOS TAKEN FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 5TH, NO ONE CARES AND CERTAIN BUSINESSES ARE ALLOWED ALMOST 100 PERCENT WINDOW COVERAGE (DEMOCRATIC PARTY HEADQUARTERS)
NICE JOB CITY OFFICIALS, IT REALLY WORKS WELL, AND WE’RE STILL #1 IN UNEMPLOYMENT IN THE STATE!
The link to watch this debacle is included below. WARNING: OFFENSIVE CONTENT!!
http://belletv.pegcentral.com/player.php?video=bb9e7fd9a5be58604bedc375ddf358c6
Zoom Info
IT’S OFFICIAL!!!!! NO ONE IS PAYING ATTENTION!! CITY OF RACINE MAYOR AND COMMON COUNCIL ARE COMPLETELY OUT OF TOUCH REGARDING THEIR DISCUSSIONS AND VOTES TO PASS AN ORDINANCE LIMITING CITY OF RACINE BUSINESS OWNERS TO THE  AMOUNT OF WINDOW SIGNAGE THAT CAN BE DISPLAYED IN THE WINDOWS OF THEIR BUSINESSES. 
AFTER HOURS OF EMBARRASSING  DISCUSSION AT THE RECENT COMMON COUNCIL MEETING, CITY OFFICIALS DECIDED TO LIMIT RACINE BUSINESS OWNERS TO 50 PERCENT WINDOW SIGNAGE ALLOWED! 
ACCORDING TO THESE PHOTOS TAKEN FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 5TH, NO ONE CARES AND CERTAIN BUSINESSES ARE ALLOWED ALMOST 100 PERCENT WINDOW COVERAGE (DEMOCRATIC PARTY HEADQUARTERS)
NICE JOB CITY OFFICIALS, IT REALLY WORKS WELL, AND WE’RE STILL #1 IN UNEMPLOYMENT IN THE STATE!
The link to watch this debacle is included below. WARNING: OFFENSIVE CONTENT!!
http://belletv.pegcentral.com/player.php?video=bb9e7fd9a5be58604bedc375ddf358c6
Zoom Info

IT’S OFFICIAL!!!!! NO ONE IS PAYING ATTENTION!! CITY OF RACINE MAYOR AND COMMON COUNCIL ARE COMPLETELY OUT OF TOUCH REGARDING THEIR DISCUSSIONS AND VOTES TO PASS AN ORDINANCE LIMITING CITY OF RACINE BUSINESS OWNERS TO THE  AMOUNT OF WINDOW SIGNAGE THAT CAN BE DISPLAYED IN THE WINDOWS OF THEIR BUSINESSES.

AFTER HOURS OF EMBARRASSING  DISCUSSION AT THE RECENT COMMON COUNCIL MEETING, CITY OFFICIALS DECIDED TO LIMIT RACINE BUSINESS OWNERS TO 50 PERCENT WINDOW SIGNAGE ALLOWED!

ACCORDING TO THESE PHOTOS TAKEN FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 5TH, NO ONE CARES AND CERTAIN BUSINESSES ARE ALLOWED ALMOST 100 PERCENT WINDOW COVERAGE (DEMOCRATIC PARTY HEADQUARTERS)

NICE JOB CITY OFFICIALS, IT REALLY WORKS WELL, AND WE’RE STILL #1 IN UNEMPLOYMENT IN THE STATE!

The link to watch this debacle is included below. WARNING: OFFENSIVE CONTENT!!

http://belletv.pegcentral.com/player.php?video=bb9e7fd9a5be58604bedc375ddf358c6

THE CITY OF RACINE’S PLAN TO PURCHASE COMPUTER SPYING EQUIPMENT TO SPY ON RESIDENTS OF RACINE HITS LEGAL SNAG! MANY PEOPLE INCLUDING ALDERMAN EDDIE DIEHL BEGIN TO ASK SPECIFIC QUESTIONS & DETAILS REGARDING THE PURCHASE OF THE SPYING SOFTWARE AND IT’S SPECIFIC USE AGAINST RACINE RESIDENTS.

POLICE CHIEF ART HOWELL, IN AN INTERVIEW WITH THE JOURNAL TIMES, DECLINED TO COMMENT ON HOW THE SOFTWARE WOULD BE USED AGAINST RACINE RESIDENTS, WHICH MORE THAN LIKELY WOULD INDICATE MAYOR JOHN DICKERT IS BEHIND THIS.

MAYOR DICKERT IS SEEMINGLY FOR THIS MOVE AND SPYING SOFTWARE,  WHILE ALDERMAN EDDIE DIEHL AND THE REST OF RACINE SEEM TO OPPOSE SPENDING TAXPAYER MONEY TO SPY ON RACINE RESIDENTS.

THE MILWAUKEE JOURNAL SENTINEL IS ASKING QUESTIONS ABOUT THE LEGALITY OF THIS MOVE AND HAS CONTACTED THE AMERICAN CIVIL LIBERTIES UNION EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR CHRIS AHMUTY WHO HAD THIS TO SAY,

"There are privacy implications, there are Fourth Amendment implications. The law is not really settled."
Ahmuty thinks police using tools like Snaptrends send their community the wrong message. “If you’re online, if you’re on social media, you are a suspect,” says Ahmuty.

ALDERMEN EDDIE DIEHL ALSO SPOKE WITH THE MILWAUKEE JOURNAL SENTINEL

" I want to make sure Racine police only use the data for active investigations, so years of data isn’t stored forever."

REMEMBER, THE CITY OF RACINE IS FACING AN OVER $6 MILLION DOLLAR BUDGET SHORTFALL FOR THE 2015 BUDGET YEAR, WHICH WILL NEED TO BE DISCUSSED IN THE NEXT 30 DAYS.

ALSO OF NOTE IS THE CITY OF RACINE’S POLICY OF SAYING ONE THING TO ALDERMEN AND DOING A COMPLETELY DIFFERENT THING THE NEXT DAY. THEN THERE IS THE HUGE LYING PROBLEM THAT MAYOR JOHN DICKERT HAS BEEN FUELING BY CONSISTENTLY LYING ABOUT ALDERMEN, CONTRACTS, NEGOTIATIONS, EMPLOYEES, ETC….

http://www.jsonline.com/news/crime/racine-considers-plan-to-allow-police-to-monitor-social-media-b99343504z1-273671521.html

http://www.cbs58.com/news/local-news/Some-wary-of-new-Racine-pr-273654561.html

IN RESPONSE TO THE OVERWHELMING EMAIL’S WE’VE RECIEVED FROM CITY OF RACINE RESIDENTS ASKING ABOUT GARBAGE PICK-UP, AND THE LACK OF RESPONSE AND INFORMATION FROM RACINE CITY HALL, WE WERE ABLE TO CONTACT A DPW WORKER TODAY WHO INFORMED US, “THERE IS NO GARBAGE OR RECYCLE PICK-UP THIS WEEK FOR RESIDENTS WITH A MONDAY OR TUESDAY PICK UP DATE.

"YOUR TRASH WILL HAVE TO PILE UP AND SMELL UNTIL YOUR NORMAL TRASH PICK-UP DATE NEXT WEEK, SO TAKE ALL YOUR TRASH BACK FROM THE CURB AND RETURN IT TO IT’S NORMAL LOCATION OR THE CITY WILL FINE YOU!"

RACINE CITY HALL FAILS ONCE AGAIN TO KEEP RESIDENTS INFORMED. SPECIAL THANKS TO THE DPW WORKER WHO PROVIDED THE INFORMATION.

RACINE- THE CITY OF RACINE WANTS TO SPY ON YOUR FACEBOOK, TWITTER AND SOCIAL MEDIA CONVERSATIONS!!!!

THE CITY OF RACINE IS PROPOSING SPENDING APPROXIMATELY $5000.00 OF YOUR TAXPAYER DOLLARS TO SPY ON YOU AND YOUR SOCIAL MEDIA POSTS AND CONVERSATIONS!!

ACCORDING TO A RECENT ARTICLE IN THE RACINE JOURNAL TIMES, THE CITY OF RACINE WILL ASK THE COMMON COUNCIL TO CONSIDER THIS REQUEST THIS WEDNESDAY NIGHT AT 7PM AT THE COMMON COUNCIL MEETING. POLICE CHIEF ART HOWELL, IN AN INTERVIEW WITH THE JOURNAL TIMES, DECLINED TO COMMENT ON HOW THE SOFTWARE WOULD BE USED AGAINST RACINE RESIDENTS.

THE COMPANY BEING CONSIDERED FOR THIS PURCHASE (SNAPTRENDS) http://snaptrends.com/ ALSO DECLINES COMMENTS AND SAYS IT DOESN’T TALK TO THE MEDIA!!

SO MUCH FOR BEING BROKE AND BEING A CITY THAT IS OVER $6MILLION DOLLARS SHORT FOR THE 2015 BUDGET! Who’s lying now??

http://journaltimes.com/news/local/police-seeking-software-for-monitoring-social-media/article_d55bb4f5-4557-5356-bb65-12fc4b4a5ac9.html

RACINE- EVEN MORE SHOCKING DETAILS ARE REVELED IN THE FEDERAL LAWSUIT FILED AGAINST RACINE MAYOR JOHN DICKERT, MONTE OSTERMAN, HIS WIFE MARY JERGER-OSTERMAN, DOWNTOWN  BAR OWNER DOUG NICHOLSON AND BAR OWNER JOEY LEGATH, ALONG WITH A HANDFUL OF RACINE ALDERMEN PAST AND PRESENT!!! BELOW ARE MORE OF THE SORDID DETAILS AND HORRIFIC ALLEGATIONS.

Mary Jerger-Osterman played an active role in perpetuating the scheme by Dickert and the Financiers to gain control of Racine’s government and to effectuate, among other plans, the removal of minority-owned bars with minority patrons from downtown Racine. In particular, Jerger conspired with Dickert to “wash” bribe monies paid to Dickert by Doug Nicholson, Joey LeGath, Business Owners and other as-yet unknown Tavern League members in exchange for official acts.

With knowledge of the fact that donations made to Dickert by the Financiers were, in fact, bribe monies paid in exchange for official acts, Mary Jerger-Osterman knowingly submitted campaign finance reports that did not properly attribute these payments to the individuals who actually made them. Instead, Jerger attributed the sham contributions to individuals other than the Financiers and for amounts different than the Financiers had provided to Dickert. When the amount of these bribes became too large, Jerger ceased reported them as campaign contributions altogether.

Monte Osterman approached business community members who previously provided Dickert bribes and demanded that the payments continue or they would face governmental scrutiny and resultant negative consequences to their personal and professional lives.
Monte Osterman extorted business owners and developers into using his granite contracting company on construction projects within Racine by reminding those owners of his influence in City Hall and the negative consequences they would face should they refuse.

As Mayor, Dickert appointed the members of the Licensing Committee. That power ensured that the members of said committee did his bidding or faced removal from the committee and fundraising and election opposition if they did not do so.

Doug Nicholson agreed with Dickert, Joey LeGath, the Tavern League, the Aldermen and the Accomplices to take over and control the government of the city of Racine and to use it for their own benefit. Beginning at the latest in 2009 and continuing to the present, Doug Nicholson further agreed to perpetrate this scheme through acts of bribery and knew that others would commit the same or similar acts on numerous occasions during that time period.

Mayor, Dickert instructed Williams to go to Ivanhoe’s pub, owned by Nicholson, to pick up money for Dickert. Upon arrival, Nicholson brought Williams into his office. Nicholson removed ten $100 bills in U.S. currency from his safe in the office with bankwrap still on the notes. Nicholson told Williams that the money was from a fundraiser for Dickert’s campaign which was held at Ivanhoe’s two days earlier and that he had just put a jar up on the bar for patrons put money into so there was no way to know who had contributed or how much money they had given. Williams, however, had been at the fundraiser and knew that there was no jar placed on the bar. Instead, donations to the campaign had been taken by check at the fundraiser. Dickert instructed that the $1,000 given to Williams by Nicholson was to be
reported as a campaign contribution from various individuals, including Nicholson, Nicholson’s wife, Williams, and other unknown individuals.

Mayor John Dickert again instructed Williams to go to Ivanhoe’s pub, owned by Doug Nicholson, to pick up money for Dickert. Upon arrival, Nicholson brought Williams into his office. Nicholson removed $1,000 in U.S. currency from his safe in the office. Nicholson told Williams that the money was from a fundraiser for Dickert’s campaign.  Dickert instructed that the additional $1,000 given to Williams by Nicholson was to be reported as a campaign contribution of various unknown amounts from
various unknown individuals.

Mayor John Dickert met with a known Racine business owner (“Business Owner”) to entice him to “do the same thing” that Doug Nicholson had done. At the time of the election and shortly thereafter, Business Owner was interested in redeveloping a section of west downtown in Racine, WI.

Shortly after Dickert’s meeting with Business Owner, Dickert instructed Williams to go to Business Owner’s place of business to pick up money. Upon arrival, Business Owner brought Williams into his office. Business Owner pulled a jar with over $1,200 in U.S. currency from a drawer in his office. Business Owner told Williams that Dickert told him to say the money was put in the jar by patrons of Business Owner’s business. The money was crisp, in large denominations and did not appear to have been randomly given by patrons. This bribe was intended to influence Dickert for purposes of obtaining his administration’s approval of a redevelopment project in west downtown Racine that Business Owner intended to undertake.