Former Milwaukee Ald. Michael McGee was a man constantly in need of cash who used his power to shake down business owners, at one point driving around his district brazenly demanding money at stores, according to a new document from federal prosecutors.
The new document also reveals allegations that McGee contacted a witness from jail, in what prosecutors say was an effort to coach her.
McGee, who was arrested on May 28, 2007, has been held without bail after prosecutors successfully argued he was intimidating witnesses from behind bars. McGee won the primary election from jail but was defeated in the general election. (story here)