943.895(1)(b) (b) “Transaction” has the meaning given in s. 946.79 (1) (f).
943.895(2) (2)Prohibited conduct.
943.895(2)(a) (a) Whoever does any of the following may be penalized as provided in sub. (3):
943.895(2)(a)1. 1. Knowingly receives or acquires proceeds that the person knows are derived from unlawful activity or conducts a transaction involving proceeds that the person knows are derived from unlawful activity.
943.895(2)(a)2. 2. Knowingly directs, plans, organizes, initiates, finances, manages, supervises, or facilitates the transportation or transfer of proceeds that the person knows are derived from unlawful activity.
943.895(2)(a)3. 3. Knowingly gives, sells, transfers, trades, invests, conceals, transports, or otherwise makes available proceeds that the person knows are intended to be used for the purpose of committing or furthering the commission of unlawful activity.
943.895(2)(a)4. 4. Knowingly conducts a transaction that involves proceeds that the person knows are derived from unlawful activity that is designed in whole or in part to do one of the following:
943.895(2)(a)4.a. a. Conceal or disguise the nature, location, source, ownership, or control of the proceeds obtained through unlawful activity.
943.895(2)(a)4.b. b. Avoid a transaction reporting requirement under federal law.
943.895(2)(b) (b) For the purposes of par. (a), knowledge that the proceeds are derived from unlawful activity does not require knowledge of the specific nature of the unlawful activity involved.
943.895(2)(c) (c) In any case involving more than one violation of par. (a), all such violations may be prosecuted as a single crime if the violations were pursuant to a single intent and design.
943.895(3) (3)Penalties. A person who violates sub. (2) (a) is guilty of the following:
943.895(3)(a) (a) If the total value of the proceeds involved in the transaction does not exceed $2,500, a Class A misdemeanor.
943.895(3)(b) (b) If the total value of the proceeds involved in the transaction exceeds $2,500 but does not exceed $5,000, a Class I felony.
943.895(3)(c) (c) If the total value of the proceeds involved in the transaction exceeds $5,000 but does not exceed $10,000, a Class H felony.
943.895(3)(d) (d) If the total value of the proceeds involved in the transaction exceeds $10,000 but does not exceed $100,000, a Class G felony.
943.895(3)(e) (e) If the total value of the proceeds involved in the transaction exceeds $100,000, a Class F felony.
943.895(4) (4)Financial institutions. A financial institution that has complied with all applicable money laundering reporting requirements under federal law is not criminally liable under this section.
943.895 History History: 2019 a. 161.
943.90 943.90 Wire fraud against a financial institution. Whoever transmits or causes to be transmitted electrically, electromagnetically, or by light any signal, writing, image, sound, or data for the purpose of committing a financial crime is guilty of a Class H felony.
943.90 History History: 2005 a. 212.
943.91 943.91 Penalties. Whoever violates s. 943.81, 943.82 (1), 943.83, or 943.84 is guilty of the following:
943.91(1) (1)If the value of the money, funds, credits, securities, assets, property, proceeds from sale, or loan does not exceed $500, a Class A misdemeanor.
943.91(2) (2)If the value of the money, funds, credits, securities, assets, property, proceeds from sale, or loan does not exceed $500, and the person has previously been convicted of an misdemeanor or felony under s. 943.10, 943.12, 943.20 to 943.75, or 943.81 to 943.90, a Class I felony.
943.91(3) (3)If the value of the money, funds, credits, securities, assets, property, proceeds from sale, or loan exceeds $500 but does not exceed $10,000, a Class H felony.
943.91(4) (4)If the value of the money, funds, credits, securities, assets, property, proceeds from sale, or loan exceeds $10,000 but does not exceed $100,000, a Class G felony.
943.91(5) (5)If the value of the money, funds, credits, securities, assets, property, proceeds from sale, or loan exceeds $100,000, a Class E felony.
943.91 History History: 2005 a. 212.
943.92 943.92 Increased penalty for multiple financial crimes. If a person is convicted of committing 3 or more financial crimes in an 18-month period, the term of imprisonment for the 3rd or subsequent crime in the 18-month period may be increased as follows:
943.92(1) (1)A maximum term of imprisonment of one year or less may be increased to not more than 2 years.
943.92(2) (2)A maximum term of imprisonment of more than one year but not more than 10 years may be increased by not more than 2 years if the prior convictions were for misdemeanors and by not more than 4 years if at least one of the prior convictions was for a felony.
943.92(3) (3)A maximum term of imprisonment of more than 10 years may be increased by not more than 2 years if the prior convictions were for misdemeanors and by not more than 6 years if at least one of the prior convictions was for a felony.
943.92 History History: 2005 a. 212.
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2017-18 Wisconsin Statutes updated through 2019 Wis. Act 184 and through all Supreme Court and Controlled Substances Board Orders filed before and in effect on March 28, 2020. Published and certified under s. 35.18. Changes effective after March 28, 2020, are designated by NOTES. (Published 3-28-20)