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Ex-DNR conservation warden charged with theft, misconduct

MADISON, WI (WTAQ) - A former DNR conservation warden is due in court June 11th on eight felony charges.  

Sauk County prosecutors have charged 45-year-old David Horzewski of Reedsburg with six counts of theft, and two charges of misconduct in public office.  

Chief Warden Todd Schaller said Horzewski was terminated last July for violating work rules, and officials found evidence of misconduct after that. Media reports have not disclosed the exact nature of the allegations.  

The State Capitol Police investigated the matter, and the Monroe County district attorney's office is serving as a special prosecutor. The alleged crimes date back to 2003.  

The DNR said it appears to be the first time since the conservation service was created in 1879 that a state warden has faced felony charges.

(Story courtesy of Wheeler News Service)