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SAWYER COUNTY -- The Court has sentenced Keauna Clause, of Hayward, WI, for a conviction of election fraud.

Clause committed election fraud when she voted in November 2020 because she was a convicted felon at that time and she was still under supervision by the Department of Corrections,

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Online circuit court records show that Clause appeared on May 19, 2022, for a plea and sentencing hearing in Sawyer County Circuit Court. The Hon. John Yackel accepted Clause’s plea of No Contest to her charge of Class I Felony Election Fraud-Illegal Voting. Clause also entered a plea of No Contest to a charge of Class I Felony Possession of Narcotic Drugs filed against her in a separate Sawyer County Circuit Court case. A charge of Class H Bail Jumping was dismissed but read in.

Judge Yackel ordered Clause to pay costs and fines of $518 for her conviction of Class I Felony Election Fraud-Illegal Voting. Clause received a withheld sentence for her conviction of Class I Felony Possession of Narcotic Drugs with 3 years of probation. Conditions of probation will require Clause to complete any counseling and programming deemed appropriate by a Department of Corrections agent, including an AODA assessment.

Jeffery Billyboy and Tami Demarr are also charged in Sawyer County Circuit Court with Class I Felony Election Fraud-Illegal Voting. Online court records show that Billyboy is scheduled to appear again on May 31, 2022, and Demarr is scheduled to appear again in August 2022.

Criminal charges of Class I Felony Election Fraud-Illegal Voting were also filed in Rusk County Circuit Court against Anne Toutant. She is scheduled to appear again in August 2022 regarding her charges.

Pursuant to the direction of the Wisconsin Supreme Court, as found in Supreme Court Rule 20:3.6, Trial Publicly, you are advised that a charge is merely an accusation and that a defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.


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