Conviction of Richard Bohling overturned

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CHEYENNE, Wy.(KGWN)- The Wyoming Supreme Court has overturned the felony convictions of a former Albany County prosecutor. However, the court on Wednesday upheld Richard Bohling's misdemeanor official misconduct conviction.

Bohling was found guilty by a jury of the charges in 2015.

In its ruling, the Supreme Court said there was insufficient evidence to find Bohling guilty of the four felony convictions on obtaining property by false pretenses.

The court did rule that Bohling failed to provide a compelling argument to overturn his 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.

The Wyoming Attorney General's Office said Bohling used county money to buy cameras and computer equipment for his own use. The 9 original charges included larceny, wrongful taking of property and official misconduct.

Bohling was sentenced in February of 2016 to serve 2-4 years in prison. The appeal process began in October of 2016.



 
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