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District Attorney Pleads Guilty in Bribery Case

April 27, 2004|From Times Wire Reports

A former county district attorney pleaded guilty in Green Bay to federal charges he accepted more than $48,000 in bribes for dismissing or reducing charges against 22 defendants.

Joseph Paulus, Winnebago County's district attorney for 14 years, apologized for a "great shame" that he had caused himself, his family and community, and the legal profession.

"My lapse of judgment in engaging in the behavior that brought me to court is without any rational justification," he said in a statement.

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