- Associated Press - Monday, June 22, 2015

BOISE, Idaho (AP) - Idaho Attorney General Lawrence Wasden says a former eastern Idaho sheriff convicted of misusing public funds in a case involving a county-paid cell phone has been sentenced to 30 days in jail and ordered to pay $2,500 in fines.

Former Jefferson County Sheriff Blair Olsen was also ordered to pay $1,000 in restitution. He was sentenced Monday.

In May, Olsen was convicted by a jury of three felony counts of misusing public funds. He had been accused of providing his wife with a county-paid cell phone from 2010 through 2012.

The attorney general’s office says Olsen was replaced as sheriff days after his conviction.


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