State Codes and Statutes

State Codes and Statutes

Statutes > Wisconsin > 63 > 63.52


63.52 Violations, city civil service; vacates office; disqualification; prosecution.


(1) Any person who willfully, or through culpable negligence, violates any provision of ss. 63.18 to 63.51, or any rule promulgated in accordance with the provisions thereof, shall be guilty of a misdemeanor, and shall, on conviction thereof, be punished by a fine of not less than $50, and not exceeding $1,000, or by imprisonment in the county jail for a term not exceeding 6 months, or by both such fine and imprisonment in the discretion of the court.


(2) If any person is convicted under this section, any public office which such person holds shall, by force of such conviction, be rendered vacant, and such person shall be incapable of holding office for the period of 5 years from the date of such conviction.


(3) Prosecution for violations of ss. 63.18 to 63.51 may be instituted either by the attorney general, the district attorney for the county in which the offense is alleged to have been committed, or by the board of city service commissioners acting through special counsel. Such prosecutions shall be conducted and controlled by the prosecuting officers who institute them, unless they request the aid of other prosecuting officers.