Aug 2, 2016

Krone's first court date reset for Election Day

A Cody lawmaker charged with stealing more than $9,600 from a local lawyers' group is now scheduled to make his first court appearance on the day of the primary election.

On Friday, the Wyoming Attorney General's Office charged Rep. Sam Krone, R-Cody, with three felony and four misdemeanor counts of larceny or theft. The allegations are that, between March 2010 and October 2013, Krone used his position as Park County Bar Association treasurer to take $9,633.17 of the association's money for himself.

State Rep. Sam Krone
Krone has noted that he is innocent until proven guilty and says he's continuing with his bid for re-election in House District 24. He's being challenged in the Aug. 16 primary by fellow Republican Scott Court, also of Cody.

Krone was initially scheduled to make his first court appearance today (Tuesday) in Cody. On Monday, however, Krone asked presiding Circuit Court Judge Thomas Harrington of Worland to delay the hearing.

In support of his request, Krone said he didn't receive a complete copy of the charging documents until Monday; he also said he wanted to have a defense attorney before his initial appearance and that he was still "actively seeking" one as of Monday.

Judge Harrington granted the request late Monday afternoon and re-set Krone's initial appearance for 11:30 a.m. on Aug. 16.

The Wyoming Attorney General's Office had not objected to a delay.


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