The Wyoming Supreme Court on Wednesday overturned former Albany County prosecuting attorney Richard Bohling’s four felony convictions on insufficient evidence grounds.
In 2015, Bohling was convicted of five criminal charges stemming from the misuse of county funds: four felony counts of obtaining property by false pretenses and a count of misdemeanor official misconduct. The following year, he was sentenced to 2-4 years in prison, fined $45,000 and ordered to pay more than $3,000 in restitution to Albany County.
The Supreme Court decision vacated the obtaining property by false pretenses convictions, determining the state “failed to produce any evidence” that Albany County planned to transfer title of the property to Bohling, but upheld the official misconduct conviction.
Bohling was first elected in 2002 and served three consecutive terms as county attorney before deciding not to run for re-election in 2014.
See Thursday's edition of the Laramie Boomerang for more on this story.