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UPDATE: Wisconsin police chief charged in tea party flap

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MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- A prosecutor has charged a western Wisconsin police chief with a misdemeanor for allegedly signing a tea party leader up for solicitations from gay dating, pornography and federal health care websites.

Monroe County District Attorney Kevin Croninger charged Town of Campbell Police Chief Tim Kelemen on Thursday with one count of unlawful use of a computerized communication system. The chief would face up to $1,000 in fines and 90 days in jail if he's convicted.

According to a criminal complaint, Kelemen told investigators he signed La Crosse Tea Party leader Greg Luce up for websites because he felt Luce his supporters to harass his officers.

Kelemen's attorney says he's brokered a deal with Croninger that calls for Kelemen to continue counseling and perform 40 hours of community service.


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MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- A prosecutor says he plans to charge a western Wisconsin police chief with a misdemeanor for allegedly registering a tea party leader on gay dating, pornography and federal health care websites.Monroe County District Attorney Kevin Croninger told The Associated Press that he plans to charge Town of Campbell Police Chief Tim Kelemen with misdemeanor unlawful use of a computerized communication system.

Kelemen is due to appear in court Thursday afternoon. Croninger says he's been discussing a plea deal with Kelemen's attorney, Jim Birnbaum, and Kelemen may take the deal during his court appearance. Birnbaum didn't immediately return a message.

Kelemen told investigators he signed La Crosse Tea Party leader Greg Luce up for websites because he felt Luce urged his supporters to harass Campbell officers.



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