Supervisor Thomas removed from committee assignments

MILWAUKEE -- Milwaukee County Supervisor Johnny Thomas has been removed from his County Board committee assignments.

Thomas is accused of taking $500 from a top Milwaukee County official in exchange for pushing a contract through the Milwaukee County Board. The money handed over was part of an undercover sting operation.

Thomas served on the Finance and Audio Committee, Economic and Community Development Committee and Transportation, and Public Works and Transit Committee.

In a statement issued Monday afternoon, County Board Chairman Lee Holloway said, "I do not believe these changes will negatively impact the operations of the County Board."

Thomas has suspended his campaign for city comptroller, but remains on the job as County supervisor.  He is due in court on Wednesday, February 8th and faces more than nine years in prison if convicted.

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