Officials: Milwaukee Alderwoman Chantia Lewis booked, released ahead of court appearance

Officials: Milwaukee Alderwoman Chantia Lewis booked, released ahead of court appearance

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MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- Milwaukee Alderwoman Chantia Lewis was booked and released on Saturday, Sept. 25, the Milwaukee County Sheriff's Office confirmed to CBS 58.

Lewis will make her initial court appearance in an embezzlement case on Wednesday.

According to a criminal complaint, Lewis was fraudulently reimbursed $2,249.75 by the city for travel expenses. It also says $2,275 of campaign checks were deposited into her personal account, and $13,400.84 of her campaign money was misused on personal expenses. 

She was charged with theft and campaign finance violations on Sept. 7, according to court records.

The charges include:

  • Misconduct/Office-Act/Excess Authority
  • Theft-Business Setting >$10,000
  • Theft-False Representation
  • Campaign Finance - False Reports & Statements - intentional - Over $100
  • Campaign Finance - Accept Unlawful Disbursement - intentional - Over $100

Common Council President Cavalier Johnson removed Lewis from all committee assignment duties.

Lewis is also running for the U.S. Senate. 

Lewis has previously said she is innocent of any criminal wrongdoing. 

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