Former Black River Falls mayoral candidate Randy Molini won’t divulge whether he’s still pursuing another investigation into allegations of misconduct by city officials.
Molini last spring announced he planned to research how to petition for a John Doe investigation into the case after formal charges weren’t filed against Mayor Ron Danielson, Street Superintendent Todd Gomer and another employee in the middle of the election season.
However, the local business owner recently declined to say whether he’s still looking into a John Doe investigation. Those investigations typically begin when a district attorney or another person reports to a judge that they believe a crime has been committed, which may prompt the judge to refer to the complaint to the local DA or another prosecutor if the complaint relates to the DA’s conduct, according to state statues.
I don’t really have any comment at this point,” Molini said.
Molini, who challenged Danielson in the April election but was defeated, said during the race he disagreed with DA Gerald Fox’s decision not to file charges in the case.
Allegations included that over $26,000 worth of payroll records were falsified, Danielson’s brother received special treatment from the street department and an employee was given exclusive access to city sand and gravel.
Danielson and Gomer contended there were explanations for the decisions or arrangements. The city made some policy changes in light of the investigation.