UPDATE: The Idaho Attorney General's Office says an arrest warrant has been issued for Jack York, a former Bingham Memorial Hospital Information Technology Department employee.
Bob Cooper, spokesperson for the Office of the Attorney General, says York failed to show up to Friday's court hearing and law enforcement has failed on several occasions to serve him a summons.
York, Chris Behunin and Tyler Lassen, all former IT employees at the hospital, were charged along with Kraml in the wire-tapping incident. Behunin and Lassen appeared in court Friday and learned charges against them would be dropped. Cooper says while there was evidence to show Behunin and Lassen's involvement, investigators believe they were acting solely as directed by their superiors.
PREVIOUS STORY: Bingham Memorial Hospital's Chief Executive Officer entered a guilty plea Friday to misdemeanor stalking in the second degree.
The Idaho Attorney General's Office, acting as Special Bingham County Prosecuting Attorney, filed a criminal indictment on June 19, 2013, alleging Louis Kraml and others of various violations of the Idaho wiretap statute. According to the indictments, the defendants intercepted and recorded phone calls made by and to former hospital doctor Robert Rosin and his staff between June 2009 and August 2010.
The seasled indictments, which were revealed in court Friday, included two felony charges. Kraml entered a not guilty plea regarding those charges which would have carried a maximum sentence of five years in prison and/or a $5,000 fine.
After Kraml refused to admit guilt, the state and defense negotiated a plea deal which included reducing the two felony charges to one count of misdemeanor stalking in the second degree. That charge includes a maximum sentence of one year in county jail and/or a $1,000 fine.
Kraml entered an alford plea on the stalking charge essentially admitting the state has enough evidence to get a conviction but maintaining his innocence.
Judge David Nye sentenced Bingham Memorial Hospital's Louis Kraml to one year of probation, 100 hours of community service and a $1,000 fine. Judge Nye also sentenced Kraml to 30 days in jail but suspended that sentence.
The Bingham Memorial Hospital Board of Directors has already voiced its support for Kraml. Speaking from the witness stand, Vice Chairman of the Board, Alice Cannon, stated the board is, "absolutely united in supporting Mr. Kraml."