The next time an elected official steals from taxpayers in Wisconsin they could pay with their pension.
Governor Tony Evers yesterday signed a new state law that will allow a judge to seize the pension of any public official convicted of a felony theft or misconduct.
The law is inspired by the case of former Eau Claire County treasurer Larry Lokken. He and his assistant stole more than one-million-dollars from taxpayers.
They have been ordered to repay the county over 700-thousand-dollars, but state law banned Eau Claire County from going after their pensions.