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Sublette County sheriff stripped of his position after jury's finding

Jun 10, 2016 By Ben Neary, The Associated Press

The sheriff of Sublette County has been removed from office following a civil jury's finding that he engaged in misconduct.

District Judge Marvin Tyler on Friday signed an order removing Stephen Haskell as sheriff. The county commission will appoint a permanent replacement in the coming weeks.

The Wyoming Attorney General's Office pursued the civil case against Haskell in a trial that started Monday.

The jury on Thursday ruled unanimously for the state.

The Sublette County Commission has asked Gov. Matt Mead to take action to remove Haskell following allegations he billed the county for uniforms purchases he made before he was sworn in.

A separate criminal case against Haskell regarding the purchases is still pending.

Rawlins lawyer H. Michael Bennett represents Haskell. Bennett declined comment on Friday. He is the former Fremont County Attorney.

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