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Wis. DOJ 'concerned' about delay from county DA


MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Wisconsin Department of Justice officials say they're concerned that a Dane County district attorney has not acted on a case involving threats to state lawmakers.

DOJ officials say they referred criminal investigations regarding the threats to District Attorney Ismael Ozanne (OH-zan) two weeks ago, but Ozanne returned the referrals to resolve clerical oversights. DOJ says it resolved the issues and the referrals still sit with Ozanne. The department claims the reports have enough evidence to prompt criminal charges against one Dane County resident.

Several members of the state Legislature received emailed death threats over a bill stripping most public employees of collective bargaining rights. Department of Criminal Investigations officials identified at least one of the senders on March 10.

Ozanne did not immediately return calls seeking comment Thursday.

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