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Former West Bend city administrator sentenced today in Waukesha County Court



May 1, 2017 – West Bend, WI – Former West Bend City Administrator Thomas M. (T.J.) Justice, 50, appeared in Waukesha County Court this afternoon for sentencing.

Justice appeared with his attorney Steven Kohn in Judge Lloyd Carter’s court. The judge sentenced Justice to 3 and a half years in prison with 18 months of confinement and 2 years of extended supervision.

Details courtesy Evan Pederson Fox 6 News


Copy from ccap:

Defendant Thomas M Justice in court with Attorney Steven Richard Kohn. Ted Szczupakiewicz appeared for the State of Wisconsin. Case called for sentencing hearing. Attorney Kohn does not have any changes or corrections to the presentence investigation. State does not have any changes or corrections to the presentence investigation. State gives sentencing recommendations. Attorney Kohn makes statements regarding sentencing. Defendant makes statements. Court sentences the Defendant to the following: COUNT #2: IMPOSED SENTENCE OF: 3 1/2 IMPRISONMENT (CREDIT – 2 days) – 18 MONTHS OF INITIAL CONFINEMENT – 2 YEARS OF EXTENDED SUPERVISON CONDITIONS OF EXTENDED SUPERVISON: ____Follow through with any treatment and/or counseling recommended by Agent; ____No contact with: victim or her family ____No usupervised conact with any family member under the age of 18 ____Not to use or possess any item with access to the internet ____Not to use or possess any pornographic items ____Must register as a sex 0ffender ____DNA sample to be provided if not yet previously done COSTS: $268.00 & $250.00 DNA surcharge (to be paid as a condition of extended supervision) Defendant is not eligible for the Challenge Incarceration Program. Defendant is not eligible for the Substance Abuse Program. Felony warnings, voting rights and firearms warnings given.


Justice pleaded guilty on Dec. 8, 2016 to a pair of felony charges of child enticement and soliciting a child for prostitution in connection with an April 21 incident in Muskego.

The first charge of child enticement was dismissed but read into the record when Justice pleaded guilty.


According to records from the Wisconsin Circuit Courts:

  • Justice was initially charged April 22, 2016.
  • On April 29, 2016 the mayor of West Bend accepted the resignation of suspended city administrator Thomas Justice.
  • A series of hearings were set for May 2016 with a preliminary hearing waived and then arraignment set for June 9, 2016
  • Hearings were scheduled and rescheduled over the next few months. A trial was scheduled.
  • Dec. 8, 2016 Justice changed his plea to guilty. Count #1 was dismissed and read in to the record.
  • A pre-sentence investigation is ordered and a sentencing date set for March 2, 2017.
  • The sentencing is later rescheduled to May 1, 2017.


Since charges were filed Justice was allowed to return to his home in Cincinnati, OH.


Click HERE to see the Evan Pederson’s story on Fox6.

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