Krone Requests Early Release from Probation
Written by Andrew-Rossi on December 14, 2018
A former state legislator who was convicted of stealing money from his local lawyer’s organization has asked to be let off of probation early.
The Powell Tribune reports that Sam Krone’s attorney has filed a motion to be released from probation early because he would like to quote, “Pursue employment opportunities that are currently unavailable due to his probationary status,” endquote. Krone’s defense attorney, Charles Pelkey of Laramie, pointed out that Krone has complied with all of his probation requirements.
However, the article points out that Deputy Attorney General Christyne Martens objected to the request, noting that Krone’s sentence was appropriate for the crime. She said in her filing that Krone doesn’t seem to appreciate the gravity of his actions, or show proper remorse.
Krone was convicted in 2017 of stealing almost $10,000 from the Park County Bar Association over a three year period. Krone was sentenced to 15 days in jail, 20 days of house arrest, 240 hours of community service and three years of supervised probation. Krone has made full restitution, along with paying court fees. He was disbarred in May of this year.