For Immediate Release
Media Contact: Todd Dvorak
(208) 334-4112

Date: November 21, 2014

Pocatello Man Gets Probation, Fine in Hospital Wiretapping Case

(Boise) Attorney General Lawrence Wasden says a former Blackfoot hospital employee convicted of one count of felony wiretapping was sentenced today to three years of probation and fined $1,000.

Seventh District Judge David Nye also ordered Jack York to serve 300 hours of community service for his role in a wiretapping case at Bingham Memorial Hospital.

York, 46, of Pocatello, was the director of information technology at the hospital between 2009 and 2010 when the crime occurred.

He was indicted by a Bingham County grand jury in 2013 on three counts of felony wiretapping for allegedly intercepting and recording telephone calls made by and to former hospital doctor Robert Rosin and his staff.

In a plea agreement reached with the Office of the Attorney General, acting as a special prosecutor in the case, York entered an Alford plea in return for the state dismissing the two remaining felony counts.  By entering an Alford plea, York admits the state has sufficient evidence that a jury would likely find him guilty.

York was one of four hospital employees charged in the investigation.  Last year, Louis Kraml, the chief executive officer at the hospital, pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge of stalking in the second degree.  Kraml was ordered to perform community service, fined and given a withheld judgment.  On Aug. 28, 2014, the court dismissed the withheld judgment.

Prosecutors also dismissed the charges filed against two other information technology specialists employed at the hospital.

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