Spotlight: Sources: Supervisor facing misconduct probe

By M.D. Kittle

UPDATED at 10:15 p.m. to include comments from Dyango Zerpa.

MADISON — A Milwaukee County Board supervisor and former legislative aide is facing a criminal investigation for misconduct in office, multiple sources tell Empower Wisconsin.

Charges are expected to be filed soon against Supervisor Dyango Zerpa, elected in April to represent Milwaukee County’s 14th District, according to sources. One source with knowledge of the situation said Zerpa’s office account was being suspended.

The Milwaukee County District Attorney’s office did not return a call seeking comment.

Zerpa, who responded to Empower Wisconsin’s request for comment after publication, said he was unaware of any investigation against him and called charges of misconduct “nonsense.”

Zerpa, who served as a legislative aide for state Rep. Sylvia Ortiz-Velez (D-Milwaukee) as well, was fired on July14 after he was found to have misrepresented his state government hours and failed to complete the duties of the office, a source with knowledge of the situation said. State IT records showed Zerpa failed to come into the Madison office for long stretches of time while Ortiz-Velez was taking care of her dying younger sister.

The fired aide said he signed an agreement with Ortiz-Velez allowing him to work remotely. He claims the real reason he was let go was because his boss didn’t like the fact that he was serving as a Milwaukee County supervisor.

That’s not what Ortiz-Velez says.

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