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Thursday - December 21, 2017 12:08 am

Trempealeau County board wants DA suspended, charged with felony

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More trouble for the Trempealeau County district attorney.

The Trempealeau County board wants prosecutor Taavi McMahon to be suspended and charged with a felony for giving false information to the courts.

McMahon is accused of lying to a county judge about needing a special prosecutor because of health problems, claiming that he told a state agency about his health.

The Department of Administration says it never got such a message from McMahon -- that he never submitted legal papers backing up his claim.

On top of that, days later, McMahon told the agency he had a clean bill of health.

County employees claim that McMahon has been absent frequently from his office this year, leaving an assistant D-A to handle much of the court caseload.

McMahon confirmed he'll have a Thursday afternoon news conference at the courthouse in Whitehall, Wis., to address the accusations against him.


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