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No charge against official with sand mine interest

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LA CROSSE (WKOW) -- No charges will be filed against a Trempealeau County Board supervisor who was investigated because of his financial interest in a sand mining company.

Another supervisor filed a complaint against David Suchla. She claimed Suchla advocated using county-owned land for silica sand production to benefit his business partners.

Sally Miller's complaint didn't cite examples of Suchla trying to influence colleagues on sand matters. But Miller said she believed he used "promises of favors, threats of political retribution and just plain bullying."

The La Crosse Tribune reports in a decision released Thursday, La Crosse County District Attorney Tim Gruenke wrote that Suchla has not voted on matters relating to his corporation on the advice of the county attorney.

Suchla earlier said he has recused himself from all sand mining votes.

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