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Becker released from custody

Becker released from custody

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Gary Becker

Gary Becker, Jan. 17, 2014 Racine County Jail photo.

STURTEVANT — Former Racine Mayor Gary Becker was released from the Sturtevant Transitional Facility Tuesday afternoon, but the Wisconsin Department of Corrections could not elaborate on the alleged probation violation for which he spent 11 days in custody.

“I can confirm he was released this afternoon,” said DOC public affairs director Joy Staab Tuesday, also confirming that his probation had not been revoked.

Becker, 56, was arrested on Jan. 17 for still unspecified “treatments violations,” and at that time Staab said it was unlikely that more details would be released so as to not violate privileged information protected under HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act).

She gave no further details after Becker’s release Tuesday.

Becker served as mayor of Racine from 2003 to 2009 until he went to a mall to meet a 14-year-old girl and instead met an undercover agent in an online sex sting.

Becker served a three-year prison sentence and began his five-year extended supervision term Feb. 26. He is not to have any contact with minors.

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