Restraining order filed against Kenosha County supervisor for harassment
A woman has filed a temporary restraining order against a Kenosha County official for harassment.
Joseph Cardinali, a 22-year-old County Board Supervisor, is ordered to avoid contact with a 49-year-old woman who says they’re acquaintances.
The statement she filed for the restraining order says his “calls and text messages come at all hours of the day and night.”
She says he’ll send 10 to 20 messages at a time.
Since they met, she says Cardinali’s “attempted to take me out to places for drinks, and to engage in sexual behavior.”
For six months, he “[intimidated] me with constant reminders that he has ‘power’ in the community.”
She also claims Cardinali’s called her boss to say she’s a drug addict and an alcoholic.
In a statement, Cardinali wrote,
Kenosha County Board Chairman Dan Esposito said in a statement to CBS 58, “I know this is a very serious allegation and I do not condone any type of harassment to any person at any time…I urge you to allow justice to take its course and to remember that U.S. law provides for the presumption of innocence.”
Cardinali is the second Kenosha official this year to be embroiled in a situation like this.
G. John Ruffolo was a city of Kenosha alderman who pleaded guilty to felony stalking charges in March.