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Ex-Walker appointee convicted of stealing $51,000 from veterans

By Steve Schultze of the Journal Sentine

Kevin Kavanaugh skimmed Purple Heart funds, jury findsA Milwaukee County jury Friday convicted
Kevin Kavanaugh of stealing more than $51,000 from money donated to help
veterans and their families.
Prosecutors said the 62-year-old Kavanaugh had skimmed the money from
bank deposits and phony withdrawals from accounts for the local chapter
of the Military Order of the Purple Heart, a veterans service
Kavanaugh, of Cudahy, was treasurer of the group.

He didn't testify at the trial and said nothing following the
verdict. Sentencing on the felony conviction was sent for Dec. 7.
Kavanaugh, who had no prior criminal record, faces up to 10 years in
prison and a $25,000 fine.
Kavanaugh's attorney Christopher Hartley said circumstantial evidence in the form of many checks Kavanaugh cashed from
Purple Heart f


Added: Oct-12-2012 Occurred On: Oct-12-2012
By: dcmfox
Regional News, Other News, Politics
Tags: ex-walker, appointee, convicted, stealing, veterans
Location: Wisconsin, United States (load item map)
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