Governor Evers pardons residents of La Crosse and Eau Claire

Evers granted 56 pardons on Friday, bringing his total to 554

MADISON (WKBT) — Gov. Tony Evers granted 56 pardons on Friday, the list including residents of the La Crosse and Eau Claire areas.

“People receiving pardons today have worked hard to be full members of their communities and workplaces and to make amends for past wrongs,” Governor Evers said. “Each pardon is a formal act of forgiveness that allows these individuals to continue their important work of giving back to their communities and reach their full potential.”

Evers granted the following pardons to residents of the La Crosse/Eau Claire area:

  • Lucas Thienes was 17 when he and several friends broke into two homes, stealing jewelry and guns from one and extensively vandalizing the other. Thienes now resides in La Crosse with his family.
  • Max Kappus was 19 when officers found marijuana in his home. He now resides in Eau Claire and has earned two associate degrees: one in audio engineering and another in mechanical design.
  • Angela Rands was 31 when she wrote worthless checks to support her family. She now resides in Chippewa Falls with her family and actively volunteers in her community.

Those convicted of a Wisconsin felony can apply for a pardon if they served their sentence at least five years ago and have no pending criminal charges. A full list of pardons granted on Friday can be found here.

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