Former state lawmaker and Cody attorney Sam Krone — charged with stealing some $9,600 from a local lawyers’ association — is asking a judge to suppress some of the evidence against him.
In a motion filed by one of his defense attorneys last month, Krone argues that a different judge should not have allowed agents from the Wyoming Division of Criminal Investigation to look at the Park County Bar Association’s bank records.
DCI used those records to identify a series of checks that Krone — who controlled the association’s account — allegedly wrote to himself between March 2010 and October 2013; Krone wrote on most of the $9,633.71 worth of checks that they were “reimbursements” for various association expenses, but authorities allege he was actually pocketing the money.
Krone has said that he’ll be exonerated and has pleaded not guilty in the case. A trial is tentatively set to start Aug. 14 and take four and a half days.
He was charged with the three felony and four misdemeanor counts of larceny and theft last July, a few weeks before the Republican primary election (where he was handily defeated in the House District 24 race by Scott Court of Cody).
Krone’s actions as treasurer came under scrutiny after he reportedly did not respond to then-Park County Bar Association President Andrea Earhart’s requests for a treasurer’s report. Earhart went to authorities in April 2016 after she got a bank statement that showed the association had only $88.90 in its account — far less than the $2,000-$3,000 Krone had told her was there, charging documents allege. DCI Special Agent Brady Patrick shared…
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