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  • “Too much of a coincidence:” Senator calls for scrutiny of treatment clinic

    MILWAUKEE— New  information in a FOX6 Investigation of a Milwaukee drug treatment clinic accused of fraud. The clinic at 5228 W. Fond du Lac in Milwaukee closed last year after the state cut off Medicaid reimbursements. FOX6 Investigator Bryan Polcyn shows you why a state senator is now calling fora closer look at the new clinic the state approved to take its place. Everyone has a story about the worst boss they’ve ever worked for. For Brett Engle, it just […]

  • What’s the hurry? Sheboygan man accused of leading police on chase that reached 125 mph

    SHEBOYGAN — A Sheboygan man is accused of leading police on a 125 mph pursuit down I-43. Sheboygan County deputies say 25-year-old Zachary Ashenbach was blazing down I-43 at mind-boggling speeds on the morning of Wednesday, November 22nd. By the time a deputy’s squad got up to speed, Ashenbach was well out of view. But according to a criminal complaint, the deputy topped 125 as well in hot pursuit. Kohler police joined in as the car sped from I-43 onto […]

  • “Suspicious stuff:” Former therapist has ‘visions’ of client’s missing husband while pursuing romance

    MILTON — It came to him in a vision.  A former Wisconsin therapist says he ‘saw’ his client’s missing husband dead, in a garbage can. Police say they were “very curious” about those visions, especially because of what the therapist was doing with his client that ultimately cost him his license. Gary Jones thought he was confiding in one of his client’s multiple personalities. He did not expect her to tell police about his visions of her missing husband. “We […]

  • “He saw the clients as dollar signs:” Treatment clinic owner accused of fraud has close ties to new clinic

    Update (November 21, 2017) – After our initial report was published, the Wisconsin Department of Health Services contacted FOX 6 News to dispute one of the assertions made by the United States in its lawsuit against Acacia Mental Health and Abe Freund. In its complaint, the USA writes that Acacia’s Medicaid reimbursements amounted to “99% of all Medicaid reimbursement provided to mental health and substance abuse providers in the State of Wisconsin.” In a November 21 email to FOX 6 […]

  • “It was fairly brutal:” Man gets life in prison for killing gas station worker with baseball bat

    MILWAUKEE — The man convicted of killing a BP gas station worker will spend the rest of his life in prison. On Friday, November 10th, a judge handed down that mandatory sentence to Derrick Williams. Williams entered the Milwaukee County court room knowing he’d spend life in prison. “What the court will do is impose a mandatory life sentence,” Judge Jeffrey Wagner said. In September, a jury convicted the 33-year-old of first degree intentional homicide. “This incident basically begins over […]

  • “You deserve to know:” 5-star charter school system has unlicensed teachers

    UPDATE (11:10am 11/10/17) – The number of unlicensed teachers presented in our original broadcast– 23 — was based on data obtained by FOX 6 News in September 2017 and confirmed by Milwaukee College Prep on October 23, 2017. An updated review of staff lists and the DPI license lookup search engine reveals that, as of November 9, 2017, MCP still has 22 teachers whose licenses are not current (out of 126 total). Of those 22 teachers, 18 have submitted applications […]

  • “I want to see justice done.” Elusive ‘non-profit’ may have duped the City of Milwaukee and FCC

    MILWAUKEE— A Milwaukee man is accused of selling houses he did not own. And he did so in the name of a ‘non-profit’ organization that is not a non-profit anymore. Gathan Anderson has sold nearly a dozen houses in Milwaukee the past two years as an agent for the Inner City Development Project (ICDP).  Some of the homes were allegedly sold without the owner’s knowledge or permission. Anderson is now the subject of a fraud investigation by Milwaukee Police. But […]

  • “Everything he’s saying is a con:” Ex-broker accused of selling houses without permission

    MILWAUKEE — The City of Milwaukee wants people to buy foreclosed and abandoned houses and one Milwaukee man has been working hard to sell them. The trouble is he’s not supposed to. Gathan Anderson lost his real estate license in 2014 after a FOX6 investigation exposed his dirty deeds. Three years later, Anderson is still selling properties without a license — only now he’s added a not-so-charitable twist. Even in the most faithful house of worship, there are times of […]

  • “He’s a coward:” Man accused of posing as Marine for financial gain a “no show” in court

    MILWAUKEE — A West Allis man charged with lying about his military service for financial gain was supposed to make his first court appearance Tuesday, October 24th. 24 hours before John Hemphill was due in court to face criminal charges, his ex-wife —  Sheila Joe — made a prediction. “He probably thinks he can beat this too because he still doesn’t believe he did anything wrong,” said Joe. “I doubt if he shows because he is a coward.” She was […]

  • Stolen valor: Man accused of posing as Marine, receiving military discounts, life insurance

    WEST ALLIS — A West Allis man has been criminally charged after prosecutors say he posed as a United States Marine. Prosecutors despite the fact that he’s never served in the military whatsoever. He’s accused of receiving military discounts and a life insurance policy from the American Legion while falsely claiming to be a retired veteran. This case all started with a FOX6 investigation. 47-year-old John Hemphill’s wife came to the FOX6 Investigators when she discovered this whole thing was […]

  • “Not in my backyard:” Residents push back against cell towers as industry moves toward ‘5G’

    MENOMONEE FALLS — You want the best cell phone coverage, but you don’t want a giant tower in your backyard? A small-sized alternative may be coming soon to a street corner near you. Wireless companies want to install hundreds of new antennas in southeastern Wisconsin as part of the build-up to so-called ‘5G’ technology. But how quickly the 5th generation of wireless tech gets to Wisconsin could hinge on a controversial bill that affects cell phone towers of every size. […]

  • “Carload of criminals:” 2 teens in custody, 2 sought after officer’s squad rammed during pursuit

    GREENFIELD — Two suspects were taken into custody and two others are still being sought following a police pursuit in Greenfield early Friday morning, September 22nd. An officer’s squad was rammed during the pursuit. It began shortly before 2:00 a.m. after a citizen reported suspicious persons got out of a smaller blue vehicle and were walking around homes in the area of 101st Street and Meadow Drive. A short time later, a Hales Corners police officer attempted to stop a […]