Liberal super PAC changes anti-Schimel ad after false information is cited
Madison, WI (WKOW) - -
A liberal super PAC group made changes to an attack ad it is running against Attorney General Candidate Brad Schimel, after the Republican nominee charged that it contained a false allegation.
The ad from the Committee on Justice and Fairness attacks the Waukesha County District Attorney for being soft on child predators. But the ad incorrectly attributed one charge, stating "Schimel even cut a deal with no jail time, for a man who sexually assaulted a child", along with a graphic citing a 2007 Waukesha County case involving Nicholas Miller.
According to Schimel's campaign, the Miller case involved, in part, charges of 4th Degree Sexual Assault and Sex with Child Age 16 or Older.
Miller pleaded guilty to two of the charges in the case. He was sentenced to 6 months jail (which he served) and 3 years of probation with strict conditions. He later violated the conditions of probation and served an additional 1 year in jail, according to the campaign.
The line in the television ad remains, but the graphic has been changed to reflect a different Waukesha County court case, from 2006, involving a man named Troy Tindall. Court records show Tindall was sentenced to probation after pleading guilty Repeated Sexual Assault of the Same Child.
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