Fox Cities Book Festival: Gavin Schmitt- The Crime that Shook the Midwest
Gavin Schmitt is a life-long Fox Cities native, graduating from Kaukauna High School and UW-Green Bay. The author of six books on local history and true crime, he has been described as an excellent researcher and the go-to expert on organized crime in Wisconsin and surrounding areas. Schmitt is a champion of open records laws, amassing a personal collection of over 1,000,000 pages of previously classified government documents. When not actively researching (which is rare), he enjoys a strong cup of coffee from Kaukauna Coffee and Tea.
The Crime that Shook the Midwest
Learn about the unsolved crime that brought the police, FBI, governor and attorney general Robert Kennedy to realize that the Mafia was a significant problem in Wisconsin.