Bond, charges set for former Oneida County town supervisor

James Staskiewicz
James Staskiewicz(Oneida County jail)
Published: Feb. 8, 2023 at 3:37 PM CST|Updated: Feb. 9, 2023 at 3:32 PM CST
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RHINELANDER, Wis. (WSAW) - The former Town of Newbold supervisor has been charged with two felony counts in relation to election fraud.

James Staskiewicz, 69, made a video conference appearance in the Oneida County Courthouse Thursday, in custody. He has now been formally charged with one felony count of election fraud and one felony count of public office misconduct.

The investigation began in connection with his effort to run for reelection around Dec. 28. The Town of Newbold is in northern Oneida County between Woodruff and Sugar Camp. According to a criminal complaint, Staskiewicz admitted to having forged signatures on his campaign papers and defaced or destroyed other campaign documents.

Staskiewicz has been issued a $5,000 signature bond and will make his initial appearance in court on March 6.