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Fifth of five parts The fall of Milwaukee crime boss Michael Lock began with a secret meeting at a south side hotel in 2005. Two bodies had been found in a backyard on W. Fiebrantz Ave. The victims were killed years earlier, when Lock owned the house. He immediately became the main suspect. After years […]

Fourth of five parts Michael Lock orchestrated a mortgage fraud that cost banks millions of dollars, destroyed people’s finances and heaped misery on Milwaukee’s already battered inner-city neighborhoods. And he did much of it while out on work release from a Wisconsin prison. Lock even managed to run his scams from behind bars using a […]

  Third of five parts Michael Lock started a small drug-dealing ring and developed it into a criminal network. When federal agents finally busted him with 9 ounces of cocaine, they treated him like a run-of-the-mill drug dealer – despite evidence Lock was one of the largest dealers in the city. He was moving 10 […]

Second of five parts Eugene “Mickey” Chaney spent the last day of his life delivering tulips, lilies and daffodils. After he finished his day job, Chaney was supposed to meet with a big Milwaukee drug dealer, Michael Lock – a man investigators believed was moving 10 pounds of cocaine a week. Chaney’s co-workers at the […]

First of five parts Stacie Happel moved into her newly purchased three-bedroom Milwaukee home in August 2005 with a list of projects. First order of business: Get rid of those two unsightly concrete slabs in the backyard. So she put her boyfriend to work. After smashing through 14 inches of concrete, he came across a […]

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