Court Commissioner Dowse sided with a contractor today who sued Kenosha County Board Supervisor Andy (Andrew) Berg (D). The contractor, a veteran named Frank Leonard, told the KCE that he believes that Berg intended to rip him off by not paying more than $5,000 that was agreed upon. According to Berg, he hired the contractor to do a “full gut and remodel.” He also wanted a wall moved and “quite a bit of electrical replaced.” According to the Kenosha Department of Inspections, Berg obtained no permits for the structural modifications or electrical work. That is strange, as he has gone after other politicians for doing work without permits. The city is looking into this issue. Berg didn’t make an argument for why he didn’t owe the money, but instead focused on trying to belittle the contractor, by commenting on the tough times he has been going through including “going through a divorce” and “living in a tiny home.” Berg thought the fact that he “put his (the contractor’s) business card on his social media platform” was good for something, but the court disagreed.
There is now a civil judgement in the amount of $5,255.50 against Berg. Berg has been ordered to provide Leonard with his financial details, and Leonard will be able to garnish Berg’s wages through Kenosha County and the Wisconsin Department of Corrections. We spoke to Mr. Leonard, a Marine Corp Veteran and he told us he was very happy that he will finally get paid for his hard work.