Kenosha businessman Jeff Milkie, one of the three owners of Dick’s Roofing, plead guilty in Federal Court this year to Conspiracy to Defraud the United States. Milkie and his partners withheld about $1.5 Million dollars in income from the IRS. Milkie is on the board of directors at the Boys & Girls Club of Kenosha as well.
We reached out to B&GC executive director Tara Panasewicz to ask what the board’s intention was, to allow Milkie to remain, or oust him. She told us that she reports to the board and we would need to ask the board. KCE emailed local attorney, Matt Troha, the president of the board, to ask him. He ignored our email. We spoke to him on the phone today, and he told us he wasn’t going to respond and abruptly hung up. We also attempted contact with Milkie, himself and didn’t hear back.
Those that oppose Milkie remaining on the board argue that the board should be comprised of upstanding members of integrity, and role models. When the wealthy fraudulently withhold income from the IRS, the law abiding tax-payers have to pay more.
We will be following the board’s actions, if any and report back.