- Associated Press - Saturday, November 22, 2014

BLACKFOOT, Idaho (AP) - The former information technology director of a hospital in Blackfoot was sentenced to three years of probation after he was convicted of wiretapping.

A Bingham County judge imposed the sentence for 46-year-old Jack York on Friday.

York was accused along with three others of recording telephone calls by a former hospital doctor and his staff between June 2009 and August 2010.

The Post Register of Idaho Falls reports (https://bit.ly/1togXiU ) that York entered an Alford plea. He didn’t admit guilt but acknowledged that there was enough evidence for a jury to convict him. In exchange for his plea, prosecutors dismissed two additional wiretapping charges.

The charges stemmed from an investigation by the Idaho Attorney General’s Office into numerous allegations of wrongdoing by hospital administrators.

Former hospital chief executive Louis Kraml was sentenced earlier on a misdemeanor conviction.

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Information from: Post Register, https://www.postregister.com

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