Man charged with false recall petition signatures appears in court

RACINE -- A Racine man accused of falsely writing in signatures on a petition to recall Wisconsin State Senator Van Wanggaard made his initial court appearance Tuesday.

59-year-old Mark Demet faces nine felony charges.

Police say Demet admitted circulating the petition and signing the names of seven people on it. One was the name of his neighbor, and some were names of Demet's family members.

Tuesday, a judge said Demet must not have any contact with any of the victims.

Demet will be back in court at the end of March.