January 14, 2009

Becker posts bail, could be out of jail tonight

Mayor Gary Becker is out of jail this evening, according to Kenosha County Jail records.

The J-S is reporting that Jean Becker, a relative of Becker's, posted the $165,000 bond.

The paper also reported Racine Attorney Patrick Cafferty is representing the Racine mayor.

Becker is due in court Thursday at 1:30 p.m. for his initial appearance. Read the charges here.

It's not a big surprise Becker could afford the bond. Prior to being mayor, he ran a chain of successful drycleaning companies, which he sold.


  1. http://wcca.wicourts.gov/caseDetails.do;jsessionid=B8FC9711E8DFD670DA90D6F02F4C7061.render1?caseNo=2009CF000047&countyNo=51&cacheId=E8338BBBEC74C00B904C781BA8EF4AF9&recordCount=46&offset=0&mode=details&submit=View+Case+Details

  2. Perhaps the defense will argue that the material retrieved from the computer should be excluded as evidence because there was no warrant. It seems to me though that if you ask a city employee to fix it you can't expect privacy.

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  4. Anonymous -

    Now, I am not coming to Becker's defense, but if there is a presumption of innocence could there not be an argument made for the fact that the files weren't on his computer prior to bringing it in? Could the dislike for the mayor be so great that the files were planted.

    (It still doesn't explain his "shopping trip" to Brookfield Square)