Schimel Reportedly Investigates Former Employee’s Comments
Wisconsin Attorney General Brad Schimel
reportedly investigated a former assistant attorney general who made critical
comments in a newspaper story. Schimel’s office was looking into whether Thomas
Dawson provided confidential information to the press regarding a deal the
state Department of Justice struck with a polluter.
lawyer before retiring last year.
says he provided just his opinion and no documents when he talked with a
newspaper reporter after his tenure at the DOJ.
He claims that he and other
attorneys recommended a hefty fine against Minnesota-based 3M, but was
overridden by DOJ higher ups.
Schimel’s spokesman claims
did not specify what exactly that information was.