Wisconsin taxpayers must pay up after lawyer uses political connections to get job
Wisconsin taxpayers shelled out $346,000 to settle claims that a lawyer improperly used his political connections to get a state job.
A state hearing examiner ruled last year that the Workforce Development agent broke numerous policies in hiring Daniel LaRocque as the state's unemployment insurance attorney.
As a result, internal candidate Jorge Fuentes won $300,000 and a pay raise. And administrative law judge Robert Junceau won $24,000 plus back pay.