- Associated Press - Thursday, December 31, 2015

LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) - A former Albany County Attorney’s Office employee who testified against former prosecutor Richard Bohling has filed a wrongful termination claim, saying she was unfairly dismissed for being a whistleblower.

The Laramie Boomerang reports (https://bit.ly/1VsauDS ) that Christy Jesse requested more than $488,000 in compensation.

Jesse was an office manager with the County Attorney’s Office and was a witness in Bohling’s criminal trial.

Bohling bought high-end cameras and computer gear while in office and took them for his personal use, the Wyoming Attorney General’s Office said.

A jury convicted Bohling in November of four felony charges of obtaining property by false pretenses and a misdemeanor count of official misconduct.

In the claim, Jesse said she was terminated Jan. 4 by incoming Albany County Attorney Peggy Trent because she cooperated with prosecutors during the investigation.

Albany County Commission Chairman Tim Sullivan said the county plans to reject the claim at the next commission meeting.

“We’ll just take action at that time, and then we turn it over to our insurance carrier, and then they’ll handle it from there,” he said.

Trent said she still needed to determine if she had the authority to speak publicly about the claim, as it involves a personnel matter.

“I want the opportunity to speak at that meeting too . there’s a lot the public needs to know,” she said.


Information from: Laramie Boomerang, https://www.laramieboomerang.com

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