2010 Wisconsin Code
Chapter 943. Crimes against property.
943.60 Criminal slander of title.


943.60 Criminal slander of title.


(1) Any person who submits for filing, entering or recording any lien, claim of lien, lis pendens, writ of attachment, financing statement or any other instrument relating to a security interest in or title to real or personal property, and who knows or should have known that the contents or any part of the contents of the instrument are false, a sham or frivolous, is guilty of a Class H felony.


(2) This section applies to any person who causes another person to act in the manner specified in sub. (1).


(3) This section does not apply to a register of deeds or other government employee who acts in the course of his or her official duties and files, enters or records any instrument relating to title on behalf of another person.

943.60 - ANNOT.

History: 1979 c. 221; 1995 a. 224; 1997 a. 27; 2001 a. 109.

943.60 - ANNOT.

Whether a document is frivolous was for the jury to answer. State v. Leist, 141 Wis. 2d 34, 414 N.W.2d 45 (Ct. App. 1987).

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