Wis. Assembly to take up family felon bill
MADISON, Wis. (AP) – The Wisconsin Assembly is set to take up a bill that would make a felon’s family members liable if they help him or her. Current Wisconsin law prohibits a person from aiding or harboring a felon. The law doesn’t apply to the felon’s spouse, parents, grandparents, children, grandchildren and siblings, however. The Republican measure would apply that prohibition to all those family members. If they aid the felon they could face fines of up to $20,000 and 10 years in prison depending on the severity of the felon’s crimes. The bill passed the Assembly’s criminal justice committee on a 7-3 vote earlier this month. The full chamber is expected to vote on it Thursday.
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