Wis. judge sentences man to prison for false liens
MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- A judge has sentenced a Milwaukee man to prison for filling hundreds of thousands of dollars in false liens.
Cornelius Hill faced 12 counts of filing phony leans. The state Justice Department announced Friday that Dane County Circuit Judge William Hanrahan sentenced him to five years of incarceration and five years of extended supervision on the first five counts. He stayed a sentence of one year of incarceration and one year of extended supervision on each of six counts and imposed five years' probation on the final charge.
DOJ prosecutors said Hill filed phony liens against attorneys, police officers who had arrested Hill on various charges, prosecutors and judges. The liens alleged the victims owed him amounts ranging from $500,000 to $210 million.
Hill's attorney didn't immediately return a message.