- Associated Press - Tuesday, May 12, 2015

ROCK SPRINGS, Wyo. (AP) - The mayor of a 100-person town about 2 hours east of Rock Springs is no longer facing nepotism charges after a circuit court judge dismissed the case against her without prejudice.

The Rock Springs Rocket-Miner reports (https://bit.ly/1AUiGkS) Bairoil Mayor Sue Rigano was charged with nepotism in October, but County Attorney Daniel Erramouspe recommended the charges be dropped last month so the state could have more time to review evidence and draft a new affidavit.

Court documents say the mayor’s husband, Anthony Rigano, was the water system operator and a town policeman. Rigano’s daughter-in-law Jennifer Evans also works for the town as a clerk.

Rigano didn’t return a call for comment Monday. Nepotism is a misdemeanor in Wyoming punishable by a maximum fine of $1,000.

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Information from: Rock Springs (Wyo.) Rocket-Miner, https://www.rocketminer.com

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