Mayor Resigns After Internet Sting Arrest

The city of Racine, Wisconsin, has received a letter of resignation from its mayor, who faces charges in an Internet sex sting.
City Council President David Maack says Tuesday's resignation of Mayor Gary Becker will allow the city to move forward without having to deal with the process of removing him from office.

Maack says the council will meet soon to decide whether to hold a special election or appoint someone to fill the roughly two years remaining in Becker's term.

The 51-year-old Becker was charged Thursday with six felonies. He's accused of trying to arrange a sexual encounter with someone he thought was an underage girl. Becker's attorney, Patrick Cafferty, said his client intends to plead not guilty.


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  • by VBush Location: MHCY on Jan 20, 2009 at 07:28 PM
    Well Tad, at least yours got posted. They sent my post into the black hole that they send all posts that upset them. :) It was probably because I was knocking the media in general.
  • by Tad Location: Jamesville on Jan 20, 2009 at 04:25 PM
    Another liberal doing what liberals do. What a surprise.
  • by VBush Location: MHCY on Jan 20, 2009 at 02:47 PM
    Yoo Hoo, editor; Where is my post? Thank you.
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