Posted: Sep 20, 2010 10:42 AM by Nichole Larkey
MADISON, Wis. - The attorney for the Wisconsin prosecutor caught sending racy text messages says if anyone tries to remove his client from office, he would argue other district attorneys have done worse and kept their jobs.
Attorney Robert J. Craanen said, Monday he would fight any attempts to kick Calumet County District Attorney Ken Kratz from his post.
Kratz acknowledged last week he sent 30 text messages to a domestic abuse victim in three days.
Gov. Jim Doyle has said he was conferring with Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen and reviewing the process for removal. If Doyle seeks to remove him for cause, Craanen says Kratz could contest the decision in a hearing.
Craanen says other district attorneys have committed more serious misconduct related to withholding evidence and kept their jobs.