BAY — Green Bay's mayor is pleading not guilty for now
to charges that he violated state election laws.
Jim Schmitt was not in court Wednesday for his initial
appearance, and he was not required to be there.
Schmitt's attorney entered a not guilty plea on the
month special prosecutor Bruce Landgraf announced that
Schmitt has agreed to plead guilty to three misdemeanor
charges related to accepting illegal campaign donations
and falsifying information on his campaign finance
of the plea deal, Schmitt agreed to forfeit more than
$26,000 in his campaign fund. In exchange, prosecutors
say they will not recommend any jail or probation time.
) reports a plea and sentencing hearing is scheduled for
has said he will not resign.