Milwaukee Ald. Michael McGee is accused of shaking down businesses in his district for bribes in exchange for his help in getting or keeping liquor licenses and other favors through his role as an elected official, according to a federal criminal complaint released today.
In state court, McGee was arrested on suspicion of substantial battery/intend bodily harm, party to a crime; substantial battery-intend bodily harm and conspiracy.
McGee, 37, faces up to 30 years in prison and a $500,000 in fines on the extortion and bribery charges. Officials indicated there could be more charges.
Just shocked, I tell ya!