Washington County DA declines to charge Brandtjen

Rep. Janel Brandtjen, R-Menomonee Falls, addresses attendees of an "election integrity" rally at the Wisconsin state Capitol in Madison on Tuesday, Feb. 15, 2022.

Washington County DA Mark Bensen declined to charge GOP state Rep. Janel Brandtjen for alleged campaign finance violations because it was unlikely his office could prove a case against her beyond a reasonable doubt, according to a letter obtained by WisPolitics. 

“While there may have been a finding of probable cause, that is a much lower standard than proof beyond a reasonable doubt,” Bensen ...

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